This HND piece examines the practice of aid in dying, aka physician assisted suicide. First legalized in the Netherlands, it has spread quickly, and is currently legal in several states. Despite many safeguards built into the associated laws, the practice is being exposed as rife with abuse.
According to official government stats, there are more than 400 cases of "termination of life without request," not to mention some very dicey reasons for the suicides, that strayed far from the "terminally ill" original qualification. Likewise, similar abuses are being uncovered in the American version of this practice, as well.
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