Lawmakers and Patients Rights Advocates Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Assisted Suicide

Lawmakers and Patients Rights Advocates Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Assisted Suicide

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and a coalition of disability and patients’ rights advocates announced a bipartisan resolutionon Capitol Hill Wednesday which states  that “assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.”

As a doctor who advised his terminally ill sister on care options, this issue is personal for Rep. Wenstrup.

His sister was diagnosed with two forms of leukemia 23 years ago and Wenstrup was a match for a bone marrow transplant she needed to survive.

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