Yet another example of the irrational fear that the far right continues to blindly follow and perpetuate. ( Remember the " death panels"?)
SB76 sought to only create a commission to study end of life choices. The far right's refusal to even have a conversation about this difficult subject should be of great concern for all NH residents.
End-of-life care is the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death. The problem I have correlating "end of life care" discussions with euthanasia is that it can deter people from not having had these important discussions before a medical crisis occurs and making some important decisions.
Do you have answers to these questions?
- If you were diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, what types of treatment would you prefer?
- Have you named someone to make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so?
- How would you like your choices honored at the end of life?
- What can others do to best support you and your choices?
The commission voted down would do nothing more than study this important issue so that more people can have answers to these questions before it is too late and their end of life wishes are not enacted.