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After Sen. Bill Monning introduces End of Life Option Act, local docs and faith leaders line up
Monterey Herald

The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas famously beseeched his father in his 1951 poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night./ Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” It’s remained a powerful refrain, one that appears in pop culture references as a rallying cry against human frailty (most recently in the film Interstellar, where the lines serve as a pep talk across time and space). Even hospice care, first introduced in the U.S. in the ’60s, is not without controversy; there is a long cultural and medical tradition of fighting back against death, rather than accepting it.