Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Right to Decide? How Women’s Health Advocates Might Shape End-of-Life PoliciesBy: Ninia Baehr End of Life, Older Women, The Women's Health Activist Newsletter Deep Dive Articles
Advances in health care have made it possible to increase the quantity, if not always the quality, of many people’s lives. There is a growing right-to-die movement in the United States. I have been working on exploring whether, and how, veterans of the women’s health movement might engage with and shape the right-to-die movement.
Medical aid in dying is a safe and trusted practice. Laws such as EOLOA are an important component of end-of-life care, and these carefully crafted processes can have positive results.
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