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Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would criminalize physicians for helping terminally-ill patients die. House Bill 536 aims to make assisted suicides an act “against public policy.” It would determine physicians aren’t protected against a homicide charge even if a patient gives consent to die. Read...

So, what does the disability community think about assisted suicide? While our community isn’t monolithic, the vast majority of us, including all of the major disability organizations that have taken a position, feel that the legalization of assisted suicide is dangerous. It is inherently discriminatory, it...

The fact that no major nationwide disability rights group supports physician-assisted suicide should be a clear sign that there are significant problems associated with the legislation that’s been filed in Maryland. In many cases, people with disabilities have faced systemic discrimination in the healthcare system,...