The Other Side: Supporters of Assisted Suicide Speak

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Sara Meyers is at the Capitol today to support a proposed right-to-die bill.

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  1. enness

    “I think my opinions about doctor-assisted suicide crystallized the night Mike — my wheelchair-using, ventilator-breathing boyfriend — choked on pineapple juice, passed out, and died.

    He was dead for several minutes, on a steel table in the ER. The doctor shocked the pulse back into his heart and dropped him into an induced coma, but it still wasn’t clear whether he would make it. As I stood by his bedside, shaking, one of the nurses touched me on the shoulder.

    “Maybe it’s better this way,” she murmured.

    I’ll never forget that moment. We’d been watching a movie together a few hours before. We had plans to go clubbing. Maybe it’s better this way?

    I’m not a violent person, but I wanted to punch that lady in the face.”

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