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Michigan State Senators Introduce Bills to Legalize Physician Assisted Suicide

Photo: Matthew Dae Smith ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

LANSING, Nov. 13, 2023 ~ Michigan residents with terminal illnesses may soon have a legal way of ending their lives on their own terms with prescription medication.

Four state senators introduced the “Death with Dignity” bill package last week that would legalize physician-assisted suicide, which would make Michigan the 11th state (including Washington D.C.) to legalize it. According to ClickOnDetroit.com, the bills have safeguards that include an evaluation that a terminally ill patient has less than six months to live, a minimum 15-day waiting period, and criminal penalties for physicians who do not follow policies.


Nov. 13, 2023 ~ Michigan State Sen. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) talks to Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds about new proposed legislation that would allow physician-assisted suicides.