Delaware Public Media: Physican-assisted suicide bill finds support in a new poll
An excerpt from Delaware Public Media article, “Physican-assisted suicide bill finds support in a new poll,” published March 11, 2020:
…House Bill 140 would give terminally ill adults with under six months to live and unbearable suffering the option to request prescription medication they can use to die peacefully.
A survey conducted between January 30th and February 3rd polled 781 Delawareans planning to vote this November. It found 72 percent support a bill giving someone terminally ill the option to take medication to end their life – with 50 percent strongly in favor. 20 percent are not in favor.
The bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Paul Baumbach (D-Newark), says this survey strongly makes the case to legislators on the fence.
“We have documented very very clearly and unequivocally that this has incredibly broad support,” said Baumbach. “I can’t think of many issues that I’ve dealt with in eight years in Dover that are shown to be as popular as this.”