Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Right to Die

There's a good defense of Oregon's right to die law by the editorial page of the NYT's today, which will be the first case heard by Chief Justice Roberts' Supreme Court.
[T]he Supreme Court should make clear that Oregon, and all states, have the right to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with a maximum of dignity and a minimum of pain.
Damn right. It's always amazing to me how conservatives' defense of states' rights runs into the hardwood of the crucifix when their political ideology conflicts with their theological beliefs.

All I know is that if I'm ever terminal, I want my decision to end my own life to be respected and carried through. Period. End of story.

Heaven can wait.