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Emailed by Peggy D.
I live in a Sun City development but am fortunate enough to receive the “Vegas Voice”. I relocated here 3 years ago from California and am just now learning there is no law for Euthanasia or, the Right To Die in Nevada. I simply can’t believe it.
I too, was with both my parents in their final days and yet they went more peacefully than many. I worked for a private, Catholic Liberal Arts College in Northern California and was finishing my Communication degree back in 2000. My final paper was on “Death and Dying” reviewed by an ex-Christian Brother with a Ph.D. in biology, who felt as strongly as I did about the right to die.
I no sooner wrote my paper than my own husband at the young age of 60 dropped dead of a massive coronary. Again, I didn’t have to watch any of my beloved family suffer in pain but I certainly feel strongly about having the RIGHT to die on my own, in my own way should the situation arise.
I applaud your efforts in moving forward with pushing for this legislation. It is indeed, “cold in the valley of the shadow of death” as a writer wrote not so long ago. -But to be able to decide for oneself when either chronically or terminally ill, is probably the most significant choice any of us can make. I too, want it to be mine.
Thanks for your words…