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On the Line: Euthanasiai
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November 08, 2013 3:00 AM
Euthanasia, the act of intentionally ending a life, is a highly controversial but also a very complex issue. Supporters consider it humane, a way to end intractable suffering and want it legalized. Opponents consider it murder, an act that violates the sanctity of life and want it criminalized.

On the Line: Euthanasia

Published November 07, 2013

Euthanasia, the act of intentionally ending a life, is a highly controversial but also a very complex issue. Supporters consider it humane, a way to end intractable suffering and want it legalized. Opponents consider it murder, an act that violates the sanctity of life and want it criminalized.

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