Why should anyone—the state, the medical profession, or anyone else—presume to tell someone else how much suffering they must endure as their life is ending?

Marcia Angell, May Doctors Help You to Die?

Photo: Jacques-Louis David: The Death of Socrates, 1787 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Art Resource)

Why should anyone—the state, the medical profession, or anyone else—presume to tell someone else how much suffering they must endure as their life is ending?

Marcia Angell, May Doctors Help You to Die?

Photo: Jacques-Louis David: The Death of Socrates, 1787 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/Art Resource)

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