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Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - SOAPBOX -

and the brow­beaten, as de­trac­tors of vol­un­tary eu­thana­sia would have us be­lieve.

Their fam­i­lies are not grasp­ing vul­tures hell-bent on an early in­her­i­tance as pro­posed by the scare­mon­gers. They are not nec­es­sar­ily ir­re­li­gious, non­prac­tis­ing or athe­ist; quite sim­ply, they are not re­li­gious fun­da­men­tal­ists.

Their physi­cians are not un­will­ingly forced into com­ply­ing with a eu­thana­sia re­quest. In no ju­ris­dic­tions where eu­thana­sia is legally prac­tised are any physi­cians forced to com­ply. Those who choose to par­tic­i­pate are prac­ti­tion­ers who re­spect their pa­tients enough to take them se­ri­ously when they beg for

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