Stanley Spiegel writes: The Globe argues that in a world where patients are informed about and have ready access to options such as ending life-saving treatment and receiving adequate pain relief, the need for physician-assisted suicide would be lessened (but, importantly, not eliminated). However, we live in no such perfect world, and in the meantime, refusing to allow at least some patients to shorten their final days of unremitting misery is unnecessarily cruel.
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