Thursday, September 6, 2012

Massachusetts: Disability Community Fights Assisted Suicide initiative

The disability community in Massachusetts continues the good fight ahead of the ballot initiative seeking to legalize assisted suicide in that state.
Disabilities group has 'Second Thoughts' on assisted suicide
A group of Massachusetts residents with disabilities opposing legalized assisted suicide are asking Massachusetts voters to have "second thoughts" when they vote on Question 2 in November.
Second Thoughts: People with Disabilities Opposing the Legalization of Assisted Suicide ( is a Boston based steering committee of disabled people from Massachusetts formed in 2011 to educate and organize the Massachusetts disability community to respond to the ballot initiative. The name "Second Thoughts" emphasizes that rather than offering individual choice, assisted suicide laws create a potentially discriminatory and dangerous practice. more

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