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Discussion Questions

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1. Should medical aid in dying be legal? Should state governments be responsible for legalizing or banning the practice as the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided in relation to abortion? Or should the federal government decide the issue at the national level, regardless of local or state opposition? When it comes to such issues of life and death, is democracy better served by decentralizing the decision-making?  Explain your answer(s).

2. Is MAID a “morally acceptable” choice for terminally ill people with fewer than six months to live? Explain your answer(s).

3. Should euthanasia be legal for those who would choose MAID but who may be paralyzed or otherwise unable to self-administer the fatal medication? Explain your answer(s).