Backers of Assisted Suicide Bill Say There Are Enough Votes To Pass, But Full Vote Remains Uncertain

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By Karen DeWitt

Opponents, including some advocacy groups for people with disabilities, said they fear the measure could be abused.

Alex Thompson with the New York Association of Independent Living said people with disabilities are sometimes misdiagnosed by doctors. He said he worries that could lead some to take their own lives based on an inaccurate prognosis.

“One of the major issues is that it puts the lives of people with disabilities at risk,” Thompson said. “And a lot of the discussion around the issue kind of overlooks the impact on people with disabilities.”

Source: “Backers of Aid in Dying bill say there are enough votes to pass, but full vote remains uncertain,”

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