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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Monday, November 12, 2012

"The Suicide Plan"

On Tuesday evening, November 13, PBS will be airing, "The Suicide Plan," an impressive look at underground aid in dying (or assisted suicide). Despite legal prohibitions on aid in dying, patients and their advocates may resort to the practice for relief of suffering. The show illuminates factors that drive people to defy the law, the costs to dying patients and their families when aid in dying is prohibited, and the concerns that observers express about the practice.


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