Tell House of Representatives Leadership to Say No to Assisted Suicide Legislation
Once again, the misnamed “End of Life Options Act” (HF 2152) legalizing assisted suicide in Minnesota has been introduced at the State Capitol. The bill is perhaps the most dangerous and aggressive assisted suicide legislation introduced in the United States.
Among other things, this act:
Distorts the role of healthcare professionals as healers who seek to “do no harm,” and undermines the trust between doctor and patient, by requiring all doctors who assist those with terminal conditions to advise the patient that assisted suicide is a treatment option.
Coerces healthcare professionals and provider organizations to participate in the assisted suicide process.
Endangers the elderly and vulnerable adults through its lack of appropriate safeguards.
Minnesota can do better than assisted suicide. In a state that is proud of its strong tradition of healthcare, we should work to improve care through life’s journey, and not abandon people to die. We should always care and never kill.
The first bill deadline is this week and we are concerned that House leadership seeks to give it a hearing and provide momentum to this divisive legislation.
Call or write the House leaders listed below and urge them to stop this dangerous legislation (HF 2152). Tell them that legislative leaders should be bringing people together around better care, not dividing us by coercing doctors and providers into hastening death and undermining their patients’ trust.