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Joanna Rueter 
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Re: “Last Rights: A Putney Woman Becomes the Third Vermonter to End Her Life Using New Law

Playing God ... and being mortal. Thank you very much Seven Days for your article.

I hope that anyone who hasn't yet read Dr. Atul Gawande's caring and carefully researched BEING MORTAL, will! His main point is that much needs to be done to improve care -especially for the growing number of elderly; that improving quality of LIFE needs to be the top priority. He also says (p 245) that given the opportunity to vote for physician assisted death in MA he will. That people have good reasons at times to choose to live fully and die sooner rather than die under medical siege.

I can't help but wonder- WHY is preventing natural death by using modern machines and drugs not considered PLAYING GOD just as much as helping a very sick person die?

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Posted by Joanna Rueter on 01/30/2015 at 5:51 AM

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