The proposed act (SB 1129 SD 1) legalizes physician-assisted suicide and allows euthanasia as long as actions are taken in “accordance” with the act.
The proposed act applies to people with years or decades to live. The act is a recipe for elder abuse, especially in the inheritance situation for persons middle class and above.
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• Passing the act will encourage people with years or decades to live, to throw away their lives.
• Administration of the lethal dose is allowed to occur in private without a doctor or witness present. If the patient objected or struggled, who would know?
• The death certificate is required to list a terminal disease as the cause of death. The death will be a terminal disease (not murder) as a matter of law. The bill creates the perfect crime.