ND Expert: Gov. Jerry Brown's Assisted Suicide Decision 'Selfish and Short-sighted'

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Monday, October 5, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the nation's most populous state. Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Director Carter Snead responded.

"Governor Brown and those like him--affluent, privileged, able-bodied, and with supportive families--are not the ones who will pay the price for this new 'freedom.' Governor Brown has purchased the right to assisted suicide at the expense of the disabled, the marginalized, the poor, and the elderly. Shame on him for being so selfish and short-sighted."