A New Mexico judge made a ruling that got the state closer to becoming the fifth to allow for assisted suicide, which gives terminally ill patients the option to end their lives in order to end physical and mental suffering. State Senator David Parks thinks Nevada residents should have that option as well. But opponents say right to die is a slippery slope, which can lead to abuse by unethical family members, or exploitation by insurers who don’t want to pay for prolonged care.
Nev. Sen. David Parks
Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund