Forum: Why the disability community opposes doctor assisted suicide

The Connecticut legislature through its Public Health Committee is again considering legalizing assisted suicide despite such efforts having repeatedly failed in the past.

People who have always been able to get the healthcare they want may assume assisted suicide is a choice issue, but persons who have struggled to get care that is free from bias see it as bad public policy. For us, the issue centers around how much and what kind of power a doctor should be given. Disability rights activists who see themselves as progressives are mobilizing.

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