Health, Freedom and Choice: The Right to Die, but Not Try to Live?

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New innovations and breakthroughs in improving your health and even saving your life are discovered and developed constantly.

Unfortunately, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) does not allow them to be used for years… sometimes because of regulating costs even.

Some of these life-saving drugs are available overseas; so many wealthy Americans go overseas for treatments – Europe, Columbia and Mexico.

But some states have taken the initiative to allow at least the terminally ill to have the freedom of choice to try these medicines.

But not California.

Gov. Brown has recently vetoed the “Right to Try” – a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to take experimental medicines that just might keep them alive.

The experimental medicines may be risky, but what risk is there for someone who is terminally ill? If they’ve been told they’re going to die soon anyway – why not try something that could potentially save them?

They should at least have the choice.

But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t think so.

However, he did sign the “Right to Die” bill, which allows “assisted suicide.”

According to Gov. Brown, people have the Right to Die, but not the Right to Try to live.

This hostility to the right to live is unique to California. Right to Try laws have been adopted in 24 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Kurt Altman of the Goldwater Institute said: “Governor Brown has deprived Californians of the right to try to save their lives when their mortality hangs in the balance. We hope that the legislature will work together in a bipartisan effort to override Governor Brown’s veto.”

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