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October 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Initiative 1000: death with dignity

Allow me the freedom

I am tired of all the lies being spread about “death with dignity” (Initiative 1000) [“Death with dignity: approve I-1000,” editorial, Oct. 5].

This measure simply allows doctors to prescribe medication for those terminally ill, competent adults who choose to end their lives earlier than the six months predicted by two examining physicians.

No assault on the disabled, no euthanasia, no “slippery slope” to some nefarious deeds.

I want this freedom to make my own medical decisions when my time comes.

— Anne Thureson, Renton

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