7 Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide
Learn the facts and get informed on why assisted suicide legislation is so dangerous for those most vulnerable in our society.
Assisted Suicide Targets Individuals with Disabilities
Independent federal study finds assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilites. (40 Minute Overview)
Proponents deliberately and steadily strip safeguards away from assisted suicide bills around the world and in the United States. These put more populations at risk in incremental stages.
State Status Map
There is no federal law preventing assisted suicide. Thus, each state determines their own laws and regulations. Understand the status of Assisted Suicide Laws in your state.
Conjoining assisted suicide and euthanasia with organ harvesting, a concept once thought ghoulish and inconceivable, is now being painted as responsible and enlightened.
Lethal experimental drug combinations used for assisted suicide cause complications for patients.
People of Color
Assisted suicide laws place people of color and people from other marginalized communities at increased risk of deadly harm due to racial disparities in healthcare.
Assisted suicide proponents are doing a bait and switch – they use “safeguards” to convince legislators
to pass the bills only to strip away those same precautions a few years later.
Statement of Patient’s Rights Action Fund Regarding World Medical Association Recently Adopted International Code of Medical Ethics: Conscientious Objection
The Patient’s Rights Action Fund applauds the WMA’s recently adopted policy preserving physicians’ right to not participate in assisted suicide, thereby preserving patient choice to receive care from someone who would not help them kill themselves in a dark moment
“Overall, more than 1.4 million Canadians with disabilities live in poverty according to a 2017 census—that’s roughly 1 in 25 Canadians. According to Dosani, MAiD [assisted suicide] becomes ‘the only option left to many people.’”
María José came to apply through our mutual connections at California League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization. She has worked in direct lobbying and worked in coalitions on human dignity issues, including assisted suicide, restorative justice, immigrant rights, victim empowerment, and advocacy on behalf of incarcerated persons. María José is a proud dreamer, born in Lima, Peru, who grew up in Northern California. She has an intuitive sense and passion for this issue, and we are grateful for her leadership and perspective…
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