In reality, a very small proportion of disability rights organisations explicitly oppose assisted dying. Additionally, polling suggests strong support for assisted dying laws amongst people with disabilities, at roughly the same level as in the general population. Therefore, arguing against assisted dying on behalf of those with disabilities may, in fact, be disrespectfully disregarding and misrepresenting their views. Studies based in countries where assisted dying is legalised, show no heightened risk for those with disabilities.
- Post published:15 August 2022