Monday, April 16, 2012

Hawaii Teen Sounds Off on Teen-Assisted Suicide Link

Hawaii Free Press
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

As a teenager, legalizing assisted suicide is concerning to me because it seems to counteract the positive messages teens need to hear. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hawaii ranks number one with the highest prevalence of high school students who have considered suicide. How can we prevent and discourage teen suicides if we pass legislation condoning ending one’s life in certain circumstances? It seems hypocritical to me to tell teenagers to “choose life” and not give up, while permitting other people to end their lives. Read more