New Effort to Legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Aug. 21, 2015
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Discussing the AB 2X-15 BillThis past July, the California state assembly struck down AB 128, a bill that would have allowed doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to mentally competent, terminally ill patients. But it’s demise was short-lived. Now, right-to-die advocates have re-packaged virtually the same bill as part of a special legislative session on health-care funding (this means the new bill, AB 2x-15, will bypass the Assembly Health Committee where it stalled last month over growing personal and religious concerns). Disability advocates, like my friend Marilyn Golden, are alarmed that such a bill is being considered in a setting devoted to health-care financing. "That should be truly frightening to those on subsidized health care, who quite logically fear a system where prescribing suicide pills could be elevated to a treatment option," said Marilyn, who also is a senior policy analyst with Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. This week, right-to-die advocates are inundating California state assembly members with phone calls and emails supporting assisted suicide bill AB 2x-15. If you live in California, or know someone who does, I encourage you to call your California assembly representative and tell them that AB 2x-15 should NOT be given consideration – to help you, here is a list of the California assembly members.


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This is a concern for everyone - as well as the Planned Parenthood issue. We must never forget God is in control of our lives and their length. He will always give us the resources to help our loved ones finish well and graduate to heaven.
  • Sept. 1, 2015
  • 11:18 a.m.
  • Dorothy Gable