Over its years of fighting assisted suicide, True Dignity has become acutely aware that medical care of people with disabilities is fraught with discrimination: there is a dangerous assumption, on the part of able- bodied people with power, that certain types of life are not worth living and should be brought to a quick end. Bill Peace’s article about his hospital experience … [Read more...] about The Horrifying Medical Culture into Which the Vermont Legislature Has Injected Assisted Suicide
Damage to Family
From the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune: " I support House Bill 505, which clearly states that assisted suicide is not legal" http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130313/OPINION/303130037/On-our-minds-Fires-suicide-bill-breweries My husband, Dr. James E. Mungas, was a respected physician and surgeon here in Great Falls. He developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, … [Read more...] about Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.
The author of this letter to the Boston Globe is a physician who deals with aging patients and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. See her biographical information at the end of the letter. Read the letter online at http://articles.boston.com/2012-10-05/letters/34253724_1_patients-lethal-dose-lethal-medication. Doctors’ beef with Question 2 stems from fear … [Read more...] about Doctors’ Beef with Physician Assisted Suicide Stems from Concern for Patients’ Welfare