Death | A church in New York City hosts a lightly attended event on legalizing physician-assisted suicide
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/31/18, 01:45 pm
A New York moment:
I popped into a Compassion and Choices “community listening session” about the bill in New York to legalize physician-assisted suicide (or as the group terms it, “medical aid in dying”). That bill would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs that terminal patients would self-administer. Disability groups chiefly oppose the practice on the grounds that it would put economic and emotional pressure on the vulnerable or “less valuable" to end their lives.