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We know that many proponents openly talk about the last six months of a person's life costing the majority of our health care dollars. The implication is that we should not spend this "wasted" money and let them go. It is the feeling that if you are expensive, health care wise, you should be "put down," as a family pet would be.

The heart of legalized assisted suicide comes down to being able to coerce our disabled and elderly citizens to "do the right thing" and commit suicide for the good of society. In a sick, weakened condition, it is easy to get grandma or grandpa to stop being a burden. This elder abuse is especially troubling in the case of a greedy heir/guardian or a tired caregiver.

There is no assisted suicide bill that you can write to correct this huge problem. The proponents of assisted suicide insist on imposing their selfish desire to demonstrate a right of fleeting control at the same moment they turn a blind eye to the immediate new path of elder abuse that their fleeting desire creates and willingly paves this new path to the detriment of all citizens.

Bradley Williams, Hamilton

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