By: Rana Goodman – Political Editor
In the last legislative session, a bill to legalize “Death with Dignity,” - a physician assisted method of taking one’s own life in the case of a terminal illness, never came to the floor for discussion. However, word has it that Senator David Parks will be presenting it once again in the 2017 session.
Under several different names, depending on the state you live in, this type of bill has seen much controversy. It has however now become legal in California and has been in Oregon since 1998 and is slowly creeping across the country.
I have no idea how many of you have had to care for a loved one with a terminal illness, or have had to watch them waste away knowing there was nothing you or the medical community could do to help them any longer. It leaves you with a feeling of such desperate hopelessness.