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Sound Off: How can I sign the petition that the Kaw Valley Older Women’s League is circulating regarding physician-assisted death?

The Kaw Valley Older Women’s League is circulating a petition that requests Kansas lawmakers to introduce legislation that would make physician-assisted death legal in the state with specific restrictions similar to Oregon, which enacted the Death With Dignity Act in late 1997. For more information about the petition, contact OWL members Forrest Swall at 310-990-0975 or Margo Gordon at 842-1848.


lunacydetector 5 years, 8 months ago

Physician assisted suicide. Come on editors.

optimist 5 years, 8 months ago

If you want to do yourself in then do it. Don't drag others into something like that. What about their emotional health, their conscience? Does anyone in favor of this issue consider that. Physicians are there to save lives. Sometimes that means not treating someone and allowing then to die naturally while managing their pain. That's a far cry from causing ones death. This is bad law.

JayhawksandHerd 5 years, 8 months ago

No, what this law would do is allow greater freedom of choice. The key word here is "choice." Don't want to make this particular choice? Then don't. Nobody is forcing you to do anything you don't want to do.

kansanjayhawk 5 years, 8 months ago

Killing people in the name of compassion or pain management is offensive to civilization, the medical profession, and Christianity. In addition there are over 90 votes against it in the Kansas House and the governor opposes it. This issue is dead on arrival--in Kansas--we r moving the opposite direction becoming a pro-family and pro-compassion state.

JayhawksandHerd 5 years, 8 months ago

How is it compassionate to force others into needless suffering?

kansanjayhawk 5 years, 8 months ago

Physician assisted suicide is opposed by all Kansans who believe in the ability of the medical community to properly treat pain. If you kill yourself because you are depressed there is no coming back! Christianity teaches that pain and suffering are part of life and they are for the building up of our moral character. No doctor or other person should be allowed to play god and encourage others to kill themselves. This is part of the culture of death that has invaded our society and it must be stopped!

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