10 Jan Urge Your Congress Members to Attend Assisted Suicide Briefing Jan. 12th
Action Alert: Tell Your Members of Congress to Attend Physician Assisted Suicide Briefing on January 12
Along with many other disability organizations and activists, NCIL has long opposed the legalization of physician assisted suicide. Last year, the disability community fought dangerous bills that popped up all around the country, and this year we expect to have to fight just as hard. The list of concerns the disability community has about these bills is long. From the weak safeguards, to the risk of abuse and coercion, to the negative impact on access to healthcare, these bills are dangerous for people with disabilities.
Next week, Congressman Wenstrup (R-OH) will be hosting a briefing entitled “Physician Assisted Suicide: Dangers for U.S. Health Care.” NCIL’s Policy Analyst, Lindsay Baran, will be providing remarks along with Anne Sommers from Not Dead Yet and Dr. G. Kevin Donovan from the Pelligrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and the Georgetown University Medical Center. The briefing will be held next Thursday, January 12, in room 2361 of the Rayburn House Office Building from 2:30-3:30 p.m.