With a witness, individual choice would be upheld

To the Editor:

I am writing in reference to last week’s story, “Terminally ill New Yorkers cannot get help from doctors when they want to die.”

Amending the California euthanasia law is sorely needed (and Oregon’s, Washington’s, Colorado’s and Hawaii's, too).

Even as they proclaimed that the poison must be self-administered to divert normal scrutiny, they did not provide for an ordinary witness.

The difference is that, without a witness, it allows predators to force euthanasia but, with a witness, they would uphold individual choice.

Amendments would include requiring a witness to self-administration, restoring the illegality of falsifying the death certificate, requiring the posting of the poison applied in the medical record, registering organ/tissue trafficking, and revealing commissions and memorials paid to the corporate facilitators to guard against the profiteering that is of public record in the industry.

Bradley Williams


Montanans Against Assisted Suicide

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