HB 99 seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Alaska.
The sponsor says that the bill applies to terminally ill patients with an “inevitable and certain death.” Eligible persons, however, may have years, even decades, to live. The bill is, regardless, a recipe for elder abuse, especially for people with money.
Other problems include: steerage to suicide by health care providers; trauma to patients; trauma to family members; and the risk of suicide contagion.
To view a detailed memo arguing against HB 99, please click here. To view the attachments, please click here.
Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA