Jonah Carlson: Listen to disabled on assisted suicide issue

Read Jonah Carlson’s letter in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, published June 23, 2020.

“For years, I assumed the progressive position on assisted suicide was clear. But when I became involved in activism regarding disability rights and justice several years after becoming disabled myself, I learned more about the issue and ended up changing my mind.

Every major disability advocacy organization in the United States that has taken a position on assisted suicide opposes it. There are compelling reasons why, and legislators and the public can learn from listening to disabled voices on this issue.”