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Dieing with Dignity or is it legal Suicide? You decide!
On June 9, 1998 the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Living & Dying with Dignity issued its final report urging Hawaii lawmakers to legalize both physician-assisted suicide and physician-assisted death (PASD). It is a recommendation fraught with adverse consequences for the people of Hawaii, particularly for Hawaii's most vulnerable poor, sick, elderly, and disabled populations. While many PASD proponents are motivated by a positive desire to remedy the very serious problem of chronic end of life pain and suffering, their proposed solution is an unfortunate and short sighted prescription for social ill. read more