Telemundo News: Now Selling Assisted Suicide


In an exclusive interview with Dr. Morela Scull, Horacio Esparza, who is blind and a member of the Board of Directors of Not Dead Yet, noted that “legislating for a law that kills is not dying with dignity.”

According to Esparza, many people diagnosed with terminal illness often find themselves depressed and do not want to be a burden on their families. However, the solution is to provide love, companionship and motivation, including treating their depression, finding affordable ways to pay for their treatment and using palliatives in order to alleviate or eliminate their pain.

Moreover, “terminal diagnoses are often erroneous. People can survive the diagnoses for months and even years,” Esparza points out. “Assisted suicide can lead people to stop treatment and lose years of their lives.” On its website, Not Dead Yet warns that the belief “better dead than disabled” is also a frontal threat against civil rights. The practice invariably brings to the fore ominous pressures, based on monetary calculations that it is cheaper to let the elderly and disabled die rather than live.

It is also worth pointing out that Article 10 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities establishes that “every human being has the inherent right to life” and that all nations shall “take all necessary measures to ensure its effective enjoyment by persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others.” https://www.newsbusters.org/…/telemundo-news-now-selling-as…

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