The D.C. Council is now considering the “Death with Dignity Act,” which would allow terminally ill patients to access medical aid in dying. Some in the African American community are expressing concerns that legislators aren’t taking into account historic sensitivities in black communities about medical interventions, as well as concerns about how it might affect poor elderly black population which rely on government health care.


  • Patricia King Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Medicine, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University
  • Joyce Scott Pastor, Inspired by God Fellowship Ministries

LIST: Arguments Against "Death With Dignity"

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