Terminally Ill Pennsylvanians have a right to death with dignity

Op-ed by State Senator Daylin Leach

Anyone who follows the news knows that we, as a society, frequently debate where personal autonomy ends and where the state’s right to intervene begins. Whether the issue is who we marry, what books we read, what substances we consume, when we reproduce, the question is the same: do we decide, or does the government?

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Get Rid of the Religious Exemption for Vaccines

By State Senator Daylin Leach I have always been a civil-libertarian. I generally believe that people should be free to make their own decisions about how they live their lives, what books they read, who they marry and what they do with their bodies. However, in my...

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Leach Hosts Ninth Annual Good Government Seminar

HARRISBURG – March 2, 2019 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) on Thursday hosted his ninth annual Good Government Seminar. The event was open to high school students in the 17th Senatorial District and it employed a “mock Senate” format to help teach...

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Leach: We need to repair Pennsylvania’s broken criminal justice system

By State Senator Daylin Leach D-17th District

As we prepare to begin a new legislative session, most lawmakers are deciding what they plan to focus on and crafting bills to reflect those priorities. This year I will be working on issues such as income-inequality, reducing food waste, election reform and ending prohibition on cannabis. However, I will also be revisiting criminal-justice reform, an issue I’ve focused on for a long time.

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