Why Thoughtful Democrats Should Oppose Assisted Suicide

I am a lifelong Democrat, the CEO of a national disability organization, and I am also a severely disabled woman, writing to urge you to vote against New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill (S382).

I’ve spent a lifetime advocating for the rights of disabled people, young and old, to control our own lives and not have our choices dictated by doctors and other professionals.

So you might wonder why I oppose a bill that is widely portrayed as giving people choice and control over their own death.

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