From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: A new bill has been enacted in the state of California known as the “right to die” law, empowering terminally ill patients to legally seek assistance if they decide to end their life. Critics say it’s a step too far toward trying to play God, but the law’s supporters believe a suffering patient’s companions and doctors shouldn’t be penalized for honoring a request that’s ultimately one of comfort and mercy. “How much pain would you tell another person they have to endure?…This really is about compassion.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.
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Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC’s Nightline UpClose, PBS’s Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, “For God’s Sake,” for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet.com. He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.