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Cazenovia Forum features Rollin lecture

Acclaimed author spoke about final life choices

Betty Rollin speaks to audience members during the Cazenovia Forum sponsored lecture, Oct. 14 in Catherine Cummings Theatre.

Betty Rollin speaks to audience members during the Cazenovia Forum sponsored lecture, Oct. 14 in Catherine Cummings Theatre. Barbara Bartlett

— Many of the people who receive the drug that will end their lives choose to never use it. Knowing that they have an escape is comfort enough.

Though there is significantly more material on this issue now than when Rollin and her mother faced it years ago, people facing this decision do not have many resources at their disposal.

Rollin’s goal is to spread understanding about the issue and to educate the public both about Death with Dignity and physician assisted suicide.

In response to a question about what individuals can do to support Death with Dignity, Rollin suggested supporting the initiative in Massachusetts and simply raising awareness about the issue.

The next Cazenovia Forum will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and will feature Eric Kingson of Syracuse University to discuss “The Politics, Economics, and Ethics of Social Security Reform.” The event will be located in McDonald Lecture Hall on the Cazenovia College Campus.

Alyssa Poinan is a senior English major at Cazenovia College. She can be reached through the editor, at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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