Read Stories About Minnesotans Who Want Real Care
Healthcare is about health and care; assisted suicide defies both. The medical community should not be in the business of writing off a person's care in favor of assisting in death. Assisted suicide has an insidious effect on the family, friends, and society the person leaves behind. The physician and the pharmacist are also deeply affected.
My name is Elizabeth Bakewicz, and I am a burden. And the push to legalize assisted suicide tells me that I am a burden not worth bearing. I have terminal brain cancer, epilepsy, and Graves’ disease. But I am more than my suffering. I am a mother, a wife and an accomplished, competent woman.
Kathy & Kylen
I have spent the past twenty-one years of my life as a disability advocate trying to get people to see the dignity and the value and the worth of his life.