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Canada to Limit Physician-Assisted Suicide to Canadians

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We constantly hear about the right to life, but what about the right to death?

From the moment we’re conceived, many governments and activist groups are dead-set on forcing us to live.

Why so many other people are concerned with our own lives — not the nitty gritty bits of them, such as how we acquire clean water, sufficient food, or decent shelter, but the living, breathing aspects of them — is a fascinating social phenomenon that merits its own exploration, but for the sake of this article, we are going to focus instead on why society has made it so hard to die.

Recent legislation passed in Canada has just drawn international attention back to the slippery topic of assisted suicides, and it just made it a lot more difficult for unhappy Americans to end their lives north of the border.

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