The Arizona Free Enterprise Club urges the House of Representatives to vote YES on HCR 2005, ballot referral legislation that would allow terminally ill patients the ability to access experimental drugs that may save their life. Under the ‘Right to Try’ act, if a terminal patient has exhausted all FDA approved drugs and treatment options, and a licensed physician recommends an experimental alternative that has passed basic safety tests, the patient will have the opportunity to explore the proposed treatment.

Simply put, everyone deserves the right to save their own life. Government should not be setting up barriers that prevent sick individuals from exploring treatment options. HCR 2005 removes this roadblock and empowers terminally ill patients to make their own decisions. The Free Enterprise Club urges a YES vote on HCR 2005.