Allows terminally ill a choice

The recent letters regarding Initiative 1000 are in, my opinion, missing the point.

Most all present this initiative as a kind of death sentence, not a choice, which is what it is. It “allows” terminally ill patients to choose/obtain lethal drugs. It’s about choice! No one is required to do this, and no person or organization can require you to do it. It simply says, here’s another option, take it or leave it.

A Wednesday letter says Initiative 1000 “Stops opportunity to reconcile life.” How so? If a person chooses this path, they will likely have done all the reconciliation they need. No one is forcing them. This letter has the tone of, Oh my God, my life is being taken from me. Ah, but only if one chooses to give it up on their own schedule, by their own decision.

Michael Dahlstrom


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