Colleen Shantz

Please do not force physicians to provide referrals for MAiD if they are conscientious objectors. Part of their job is to "do no harm," and forcing them to assist in killing will only drive badly-needed doctors out of the system. Instead, society should look for ways to provide compassionate care for those dying. I quit my job to help provide palliative care for both my parents in their home when they contracted cancer. They appreciated the aid and love provided, and I was grateful to have those special times with them. We can do better.

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