Wednesday, January 18, 2006

assisted suicide decision

Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld Oregon's law allowing doctor-assisted suicide. I am glad they did because every person owns his own life and has the right to end it when ever he sees fit.

But the SCOTUS decision was made for the wrong reasons. It's decision was based on "states rights" to regulate medicine, not on the individual's right to own his own life. It's like saying that the national mob (feds) don't have the right to move in on the territory of a local mob (state) and it is these mobs that own the individual's life.

Tom Bowden has a good essay on the decision here (hat tip, Charlotte Capitalist.)

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