Friday, March 6, 2020

Massachusetts doctors urge lawmakers to reject assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

The State House News Service reported that more than 100 Massachusetts doctors and healthcare professionals signed a letter urging lawmakers to reject assisted suicide. The letter stated:
"As physicians and healthcare professionals, we embrace a culture where ALL people receive appropriate medical care, regardless of economic state, ethnicity, age or disability," the physicians wrote in an open letter organized by the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide.  
"We believe that the most vulnerable patients will suffer from legalization of lethal drugs by creation of a financial incentive for insurance companies and governments to save money by approving coverage of cheaper lethal drugs and denying lifesaving treatment, as has happened in states where assisted suicide is legal."
For the past five years, the Massachusetts legislature has referred assisted suicide bills to the Joint Committee on Public Health, where they have died.

Massachusetts voters rejected an assisted suicide ballot initiative in 2012.

1 comment:

Kathleen1031 said...

There's a bit of good news.
Data just came out that shows Belgium euthanized 2700 human beings in the last year, many of them mentally ill people. Life is not only not considered sacred, it is considered cheap.