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Incompatible: support for assisted suicide and disability rights
Alliance member Kathy Jo Ware, a nurse, disability rights activist, and mother of a young man with disabilities, wrote the following to Andrew Wig of the Sun Current in response to a recent and one-sided story on the push for legalized assisted suicide in Minnesota. Dear Andrew, I wanted to email you directly to respond to your
PRESS RELEASE: New bill, same flaws: this year’s assisted suicide legislation is as risky and dangerous as 2016’s failed version
SF 1572/HF1885 damages the patient-caregiver relationship, exposes the vulnerable to harm, and undermines efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of real healthcare in Minnesota. ST. PAUL – A new bill that aims to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota is marred by many of the same unacceptable flaws that derailed a similar effort last year.
Alliance joins coalition promoting palliative care in Minnesota
The MN Alliance for Ethical Healthcare has joined a broad coalition in support of creating a Palliative Care Advisory Committee in Minnesota. The coalition recently issued a statement in support of state legislation (SF 112 and HF 345) that would establish a committee to identify barriers preventing access to palliative care for patients with serious
Pain Relief Not A Priority For Those Considering Assisted Suicide
Kaiser Health News reports that recent research indicates that relieving pain is not a top priority for individuals that wish to end their lives via assisted suicide.
Diverse Coalition Launches to Oppose Assisted Suicide, Advance Real Care
Minnesota prides itself on world-class healthcare. A new coalition has formed to ensure that lawmakers and care providers continue to build on that proud legacy. With 35 diverse partner organizations, the MN Alliance for Ethical Healthcare launched today with a strong commitment to expanding authentic healthcare options for all Minnesotans. Central to that goal is