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NY DAILY NEWS: OPINION

My partner deserved to die in peace: New York needs medical aid in dying, now

By FLORRIE BURKE, Original story in the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, AUG 01, 2019

I’m a national and international consultant on human rights issues, including human trafficking, trauma and torture.

Despite this sobering professional experience, there was nothing more personally traumatic for me than helplessly watching the love of my life die in prolonged distress because there was nothing I could do to relieve her suffering, even though she had the best hospice care available. Read more…

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