WADA will be supporting Disability Rights Washington in its letter to the Senate.
“Some of those signing this letter oppose the Death with Dignity law based on religious or ethical grounds, but others support the underlying law. The grounds for opposing HB 1141 cited in this letter are neither religious nor ethical. We oppose HB 1141 because it undercuts basic protections that were written into the Initiative passed by the people of Washington in 2010. We believe that if it is enacted, HB 1141 is likely to increase the risk that the wishes of people with disabilities regarding their end-of-life will be ignored or overridden.”