Opinion: Give the dying a chance to end their suffering

I WAS a student in my early 20s. He was a fully trained doctor, aged 28, and working in a library. I’ll call him John.*

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Over a few beers he explained why he had not continued his vocation.

His first posting was to a regional hospital. 

The first baby he delivered was grossly deformed. They put the baby in a corner to die on its own. He said, “That child was going to die anyway, but the law prevented us from helping it to die. I had never felt so alone, and that’s why I gave up medicine.”

He never

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