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The Right to Rest in Peace

The Right to Rest in Peace


Ashley Francis

The Right to Rest in Peace, 2015

Linocut

 

Suffering individuals who want the choice of ending their lives in a dignified manner with the assistance of a licensed physician are denied that right. Only the states of Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have legislation or judicial precedence that permit individuals the right to die with dignity. In physician assisted suicide, someone who is terminally ill is put to rest with the help of a physician who administers euthanasia drugs in order to facilitate the passing process. The glass shards in the print represent the shattered lives of those who are ill. Their only resort would be to leave their struggles in this world.

 

For more information Euthanasia.ProCon.org

 

 

 

 

Terrance Fulton