Physicians have a responsibility to provide life giving care. Everyone deserves to have their dignity and worth affirmed and valued. HB160, however, in the recently proposed amendment, fabricates a way for people with disabilities to give "informed consent" to assisted suicide if a social worker says the patient understands.
We're talking about people who can’t legally sign a contract, decide where they live, or make their own medical decisions - YET - if they have a "terminal" illness, they can "choose" assisted suicide as long as a social worker confirms that the patient “understands” the treatment.
It doesn’t even require approval of a guardian, as would corrective surgery or palliative treatment.