Why the disability community opposes doctor assisted suicide

by Lisa Blumberg, New Haven Register, 28 March 2018

No safeguard can prevent mistakes in prognosis. And no safeguard can stop vulnerable people from being coerced. Above all, these laws don’t change prejudices. Assisted suicide or “aid in dying,” as its proponents innocuously call it, presents a clear and present danger to the many people who struggle to access quality healthcare either because they can’t afford it or because they are part of a group that faces medical biases, latent or otherwise.

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