I am not a very political person, but I do believe that people have the right to make their own choices and have their own opinion. Others don’t feel that way. They feel their way is the right way and that’s that. So sometimes, when we do take a stand, we have to bear unkind and often harsh criticism. It takes courage to have an opinion, and to be true to yourself regarding that opinion.
I recently watched The Suicide Tourist on PBS, which chronicles a high school classmate of mine’s father’s (Craig Ewert’s) journey to obtain an assisted suicide after being diagnosed with ALS. I tuned in because I personally knew the family and had been alerted about it on Facebook.