Clutch­ing at straws

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

Ken Orr (Tol­er­at­ing sui­cide, let­ters June 11) and other op­po­nents of the EOLC Bill are clutch­ing at straws as, one by one, their ob­jec­tions are be­ing ex­posed as un­sub­stan­ti­ated fic­tion.

Now they seize on our gov­ern­ment's re­cently an­nounced ini­tia­tive to tackle sui­cide pre­ven­tion and at­tempt to cre­ate a link be­tween sui­cide and the vol­un­tary re­quest of a ter­mi­nally-ill pa­tient to be as­sisted to die.

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