Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some Good Arguments From Vermont Against Legalized Killing

If you ever needed strong arguments against legalizing assisted suicide, look to the disability community who are likely the first to be abused by medicalizing murder. Here's a good piece from the Vermont debate about legalizing assisted suicide.
Death with Dignity Part II: Vt. backers and foes debate
ST. ALBANS — To get a perspective on the opposition to the Death with Dignify bill, commonly referred to as “physician assisted suicide,” the Messenger spoke at length with Ed Paquin, executive director, Disability Rights Vermont (formerly Vermont Protection & Advocacy, Inc.).
Paquin, disabled in an electrical accident in 1988, became active in politics in 1990 and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives for 12 years. He has been an opponent of Death With Dignity for several years and at one point did a television commercial spot speaking out against the measure. more

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