The Danger of Assisted Suicide Laws

From The National Council on Disability: For More Info, Go Here…

As one part of a report series on bioethics, this report presents information on how assisted suicide laws may impact policies and practices related to the delivery of medical interventions and life- saving medical care for people with disabilities.The purpose of this report is to provide an update to the previous NCD analysis of such laws, to examine whether the NCD predictions about the effect of these laws were correct, and to learn more about the relationship between assisted suicide laws and the provision of life- sustaining medical care and palliative care to people with disabilities. Do misunderstandings about the quality of life and the value of the lives of people with disabilities affect the development and operation of such laws? Are there ways to reduce or eliminate harms, and improve the understanding of policy makers, the medical community, and society in general?

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