Choosing death

Peter Singer discusses the case of Gillian Bennett to explain some circumstances under which it can be rational and ethical for a person to take her life.

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Aid in dying

Aid in dying v. assisted suicide. Is this the difference between killing and letting die? “In a Gallup Poll conducted in May, for example, 70 percent of respondents agreed that when patients and their families wanted it, doctors should be allowed to ‘end the patient’s life by some painless means.’ Yet in the same 2013 poll, only 51 percent supported allowing doctors to help a dying patient ‘commit suicide.’”