September 19, 2015

Letter to the Editor - The Des Moines Register

On September 17, the Des Moines Register printed an editorial that called for California Governor Jerry Brown to sign into law the recently passed physician-assisted suicide bill. I responded to that by sharing a few more of the "facts" relating to why people turn to suicide (in this case, medicalized suicide) in the face of a terminal health condition.

As more and more states consider the passage of aid-in-dying laws, I hope it will motivate Americans to thoughtfully consider their choices for end-of-life care and make informed choices, reflected in meaningful advance directives.