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Argument: Euthanasia would reduce health care costs

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The International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved August 30, 2006 - "Savings to governments could become a consideration. Drugs for assisted suicide cost about $35 to $45, making them far less expensive than providing medical care. This could fill the void from cutbacks for treatment and care with the 'treatment' of death."[1]


Leonard M. Fleck, Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics at Michigan State University's Medical School. Quoted in an April 7, 1996 New York Times article, "The Right to Suicide, Some Worry, Could Evolve Into a Duty to Die" - "The need for health care rationing is inescapable because the parameters for adding care expand each day... The moral challenge is to come up with approaches that are open, rational and democratic, but that limit marginally beneficial and non-costworthy care. In my opinion, there are no good options given the current situation, but assisted suicide is the least worst option."[2]

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