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Both medicine and law grapple with issues of life and death such as abortion,
euthanasia, and suicide. Notwithstanding facile positions promoted by political
extremes, these issues remain vexing dilemmas, which require Solomonic
wisdom. Sadly, most professions seem long on facts, but short on wisdom.
Perhaps we have yet to properly define or articulate these dilemmas. And
perhaps there is no more eloquent articulation of these dilemmas than
Hamlet’s words, “To be or not to be, that is the question...”