We all should have right to ‘death with dig­nity’

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES - NA KEKEHA SO­LIS

In her col­umn, “Even if you’re dy­ing, un­til you die, you’re still liv­ing” (Star-Advertiser, Aug. 13), Froma Har­rop re­viewed parts of Paul Kalanithi’s book, “When Breath Be­comes Air.”

This best­seller is a sad but poignant story about a young neu­ro­sur­geon who dis­cov­ered that he had late-stage lung can­cer.

Even­tu­ally, every­one faces their mor­tal­ity, and there are a va­ri­ety of choices that each of us can make.

Here in Hawaii, death with dig­nity has not been leg­is­lated into law.


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