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Parker: Freedom to kill, permission to die
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WASHINGTON -- It was inevitable we would one day seek ways to kill ourselves with society’s blessing. California recently joined four other states --- Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana -- which allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide using doctor-prescribed drugs. Criteria under the California law include where the patient has a terminal disease, would likely die within six months, and is of sound mind and can self-administer the “medicine.”