Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Assisted Suicide Is a Danger to Us All

Proposed legislation to legalize assisted suicide lacks safeguards.
Written By: Paul Stark | 10:30 am, Mar. 9, 2021

Arne Carlson says that Minnesota should legalize assisted suicide (“Medically assisted death is not a partisan issue,” March 2). He says the proposed bill to do so contains adequate safeguards. He’s wrong.

The legislation includes no safeguards once the lethal drug has been dispensed. And it doesn’t guard against the pressure insurers may exert if they offer to cover suicide but not  life-extending treatment. That’s happened in some states that already have assisted suicide laws.