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Aid-in-Dying Would Worsen Health Care Inequities

Minnesota’s proposed legislation is dangerous for people with disabilities
January 5th, 2024

Jesse Bethke Gomez is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who writes in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about proposed legislation that would authorize physician-assisted suicide in the state.  Gomez argues the proposed legislation is dangerous for people with disabilities.  “While the current bill draft may have narrow eligibility requirements, many states where physician-assisted suicide is legal have gradually expanded their laws to include longer-term prognoses and non-terminal illnesses. That should be a pause for concern for us in Minnesota.”

Read More:  Minneapolis Star-Tribune


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