Assisted suicide activist promotes assisted suicide based on her decision to force her mother to suffer by continuing medical treatment

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director and International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Amber Phillips

Amber Phillips

An assisted suicide campaigner in California says that she is supporting the California assisted suicide bill because she regrets - "forcing her mother to undergo chemotherapy against her will."

Some people may be surprised by my comment, but Amber Phillips was wrong to force her mother to undergo further treatment, and if her mother had stopped receiving treatment earlier, her death would likely have been very different.

People have the right to refuse medical treatment and in many cases it is the better decision. Refusing medical treatment is not assisted suicide or euthanasia.

Cancer treatment has improved but when a person continues to receive treatment, there comes a time when the treatment, may be extending life, but the break-down to the body that results from the treatment causes a far more painful death.

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