Author: Kristen Hanson

As a New Yorker living with a disability, I have significant concerns regarding the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. It is naïve to think that private health insurance companies and a struggling public health system will not take profit margin or taxpayer expense into consideration when approving...

Last November, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took commendable action to confront an uncomfortable topic and a horrific reality: Suicide, he said, had become a statewide public health crisis. Calling the state’s sudden spike in suicides “unacceptable” (New York now ranks 5th in the nation), he said that...