What is the real burden of chronic illness?

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On June 9th in “The Ethicist” column of The New York Times Magazine, a letter writer asks if it’s unethical to not date someone because he has a chronic illness. The most problematic line in the columnist’s response was, “You don’t owe it to anyone to accept that burden.” The columnist, Kwame Anthony Appiah, qualified and added to his response on June 12th after…