A Matter Of Opinion

The Drive to Live

Got a link to a video of a man dying of ALS (Lou Gering's disease) who has spoken out against a proposed intiative in Washington state that would allow people with terminal illnesses to end their lives with prescription drugs. The initiative might be on the ballot in Washington this fall if enough signatures are collected.

Thanks to Chris Carlson, a Spokane man who has been very active in opposing the initiative. He sent it along.

Take a look here.

And read more about the man in the video -- and also about Chris Carlson here.

Then share your thoughts on this topic. If you had this terminal illness would you want to die when you chose? Blog lines are open.




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