Suicide By Doctor: What Colorado Would Risk on the Slippery Slope of Physician-Assisted Suicide

Policy Brief No. 2016-1 * 2016-08-24 06:02:53

By Michael Norton and Natalie Decker

Editor: Following the lead of five other states and several foreign countries, proponents in Colorado this year are seeking both legislation and a ballot initiative to allow a physician to assist with a patient’s suicide. If such a measure became law, it would invert the doctor’s time honored role from the sacred duty of sustaining life to the ghoulish power of terminating it. Centennial Institute asked two respected attorneys formerly with our sister organization Alliance Defending Freedom and now with the Colorado Freedom Institute, for a legal and ethical analysis of what is at stake as both the Colorado General Assembly and citizens of Colorado confront this issue. Here is their report.

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