OPINION: Georgia should legalize Death with Dignity Act

The end of a life is a difficult time for all of those involved, yet there is an alternative that can make this difficult time not quite so devastating. There is a movement, Death with Dignity, that will allow individuals diagnosed with a terminally ill disease to choose when they die, with the medical term being known as physician-assisted death.

There are currently 5 states and Washington D.C that have legalized physician-assisted death. Georgia’s lack of legalized physician-assisted death is an issue for Georgia residents. Georgia legislature needs to consider all factors, and reevaluate the Death with Dignity Act.