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The Assisted Suicide Debate in Minnesota:  Dignity, Not Death

Minnesota mother of a disabled son fights assisted suicide legislation
February 6th, 2024

Physician-assisted suicide legislation is being debated in the Minnesota legislature.  Here, the mother of a disabled son points out promoters of physician-assisted suicide are ignoring ways that could improve people’s lives, instead giving them the “choice” of either death or a diminished standard of life.  “Members of Compassion & Choices and other end-of-life groups want to be able to end their lives with a doctor’s prescription before they become people with disabilities.  Many people with disabilities live in poverty without power to resist this privileged lobby. People with physical disabilities lack even the staff to get them up and out of bed and provide transportation to attend press conferences or to testify in Minnesota, or they live in congregate care facilities that just won’t do this.”

Read More:  Minnpost.com


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