The Left of Lansing Friday Short this week applauds a trio of state Senate Democrats (Mary Cavenagh of Redford Twp., Kevin Hertel of St. Clair Shores, and Veronica Klinefelt of Eastpoint) for introducing the Death with Dignity Act.
If passed, Michigan would become the 11th state to grant terminally ill patients the power to make their own end-of-life decisions.
Since the legislative calendar is finished for the rest of this year, the bills will have to wait until next year. But it ought to pass in bipartisan fashion.
It’s about personal freedom, and it’s about compassion.
Thanks for listening.
“Sens. Cavanagh, Hertel, Singh and Klinefelt Introduce Legislative Package to Reform End-of-Life Care Policy.” From the office of State Senator Mary Cavanagh
“Michigan lawmakers propose bills to legalize assisted suicide.” By Brandon Carr of WDIV-TV, Channel 4 in Detroit.
Photo by Pat Johnston