For Immediate Release
February 28, 2011
Contact: Kevin Smith
Phone: (603) 571-4710
Says bill is a recipe for elder abuse
Concord, NH – Today, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee heard HB 513, which would legalize doctor-assisted suicide in New Hampshire.
Testifying in opposition to HB 513 for Cornerstone-Action today was Cornerstone lobbyist, Ellen Kolb:
“Whether it’s called ‘death with dignity’ or what we believe is the more apt ‘assisted suicide,’ there is no dignity when a prescription written to end a human life is regarded as medical treatment. HB513 is ripe for elder abuse in that it puts a dollar sign squarely between the patient and caregiver -which will result in nothing more than insidious coercion. Additionally, no doctor should be put in the precarious position of having to choose between upholding their oath to save human life versus willfully ending life at the demand of a patient or caregiver.”
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