By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Nancy Elliott is a former three-term elected representative from New Hampshire. As an elected representative she fought against the assisted suicide bills in her state. Nancy is now actively opposing assisted suicide bills throughout the USA.
Nancy explains why she opposes assisted suicide:
This is about state sanctioned suicide. This is about giving the government the right to decide who is deserving of death and who isn’t.
It was at the same time this bill came that my husband was very critically ill. He had heart disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s, kidney disease, numerous diseases.
One of the reps had put in this bill the reasons why you might want to do this (assisted suicide). They had loss of autonomy, loss of dignity, loss of bodily control. And so I asked him, “What are you talking about?”
It was really pretty clear that they were aimed at people like my husband, who, in their opinion, shouldn’t be living.
He would have been so hurt. It would be like saying:
“You’re a piece of junk, you need to get out of the way, your taking up space, go kill yourself.”
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.