Maryland should reject assisted suicide

Maryland should reject assisted suicide

 

 

Contrary to the March 9 editorial “Avoiding unnecessary suffering,” the data as well as personal experience confirm that assisted suicide puts at risk the lives of many vulnerable people who deserve to be valued equally.

Although the editorial asserted that this ill-conceived public policy is intended to relieve suffering, the data it referenced from Oregon actually show that pain and suffering, or even concern about it, never make it into the top five reasons people opt for assisted suicide.

The top five reasons are disability-related concerns — one reason research shows that assisted suicide is inherently discriminatory toward individuals with disabilities and threatens their access to health care…

Read more at The Washington Post…