National Alliance Against Legalizing Assisted Suicide | Federal Legislation Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide Introduced
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Federal Legislation Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide Introduced

Federal Legislation Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide Introduced

For Immediate Release: September 27th, 2017

Patients Rights Action Fund Along With The National Alliance Against Legalizing Assisted Suicide Praise Introduction of Federal Legislation Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

“Many do not realize that people battling terminal illness, people with disabilities and others are inadvertently targeted by the legalization of assisted suicide…This bill takes a big step toward protecting me and so many others from a death-too-soon.”

  • J. Hanson, terminal brain cancer patient and president of Patients Rights Action Fund

Washington, D.C. – Today Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF), together with a broad-based alliance including Physicians for Compassionate Care, National Council on Independent Living, ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund and more, AllianceAgainstAssistedSuicide.org, praised United States Congressmen Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Luis Correa (D-CA), and a group of bipartisan cosponsors for introducing Sense of Congress legislation who reject assisted suicide as public policy.

The resolution details a multitude of reasons why it is a grave mistake to legalize assisted suicide. Ultimately, assisted suicide puts everyone, especially the most vulnerable, at risk for a death-too-soon and undermines the entire purpose of the health care system.

J.J. Hanson, terminal brain cancer patient and president of Patients Rights Action Fund said, “Many do not realize that people battling terminal illness, people with disabilities and others are inadvertently targeted by the legalization of assisted suicide. I am grateful to Congressmen Correa, Vargas, Wenstrup and all of the other cosponsors for introducing a Sense of Congress resolution. This bill brings attention to this important issue and takes a big step toward protecting me and so many others from a death-too-soon.”

Contact: Kate Bryan: kbryan@CRCPublicRelations.com or Matille Thebolt   mthebolt@CRCPublicRelations.com, 703-683-5004

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