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Washington's Legal Aid in Dying: What's Next?
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Aid-in-dying is now legal in Washington State. But questions about the future of a broader right to die naturally arise.

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When: Saturday, April 15
4:30 PM
Where: Unexpected Market Theater at Pike Place Market
1428 Post Alley
Seattle, Washington  98101
United States
Contact: Mike Morris


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Washington’s Legal Aid-in-Dying: What’s Next? A Broader Right to Die, or is this Life on a Slippery Slope?

Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
Time 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Unexpected Market Theater, at the Pike Place Market, Seattle

Aid-in-dying is now legal in Washington State. But questions about the future of a broader right to die naturally arise. Should aid-in-dying be restricted to people who are terminally ill and can swallow and take the pills themselves, as the Washington statute requires? What about those who have serious, painful, or severely disabling conditions that will end in death, but probably not within six months? What about those who are not now competent, but have made their wishes clear through advance directives? And what about the very very old, who insist that they are “tired of life”? Would such expansions risk a slippery slope, or be rational extensions of a right to die? Disagreements over these issues can be intense; this session will explore them.

 

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