To Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Posted today on the Facebook pages for each candidate, found here:

If more people die from suicide than from opioid-related causes, which is the epidemic? While on the campaign trail, do you ever get the chance to talk to disabled pain patients to hear our side of the opioid war? I don’t want to become a martyr, like Emily Wilding Davison, nor do I want any other pain patients to become desperate enough to fight back with martyrdom — like Thomas Murphy, the veteran who tragically took his life this year in Phoenix. There are casualties in every war, but unlike the majority of victims in the war against marijuana, the opioid war’s casualties will be mostly white. How are poor, disabled pain patients supposed to fight back? Since Mrs. Clinton/Mr. Sanders is fighting on the side of the opioid war, I think it’s only fair that she/he also advocate for a federal right-to-die law. Sincerely, a 30-year intractable pain survivor in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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