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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Lawmakers and Patients Rights Advocates Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Assisted Suicide

September 28, 2017
In The News

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and a coalition of disability and patients’ rights advocates announced a bipartisan resolution on Capitol Hill Wednesday which states  that “assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines the integrity of the health care system.”

As a doctor who advised his terminally ill sister on care options, this issue is personal for Rep. Wenstrup.

His sister was diagnosed with two forms of leukemia 23 years ago and Wenstrup was a match for a bone marrow transplant she needed to survive.

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