California Lawmakers Reintroduce Physician Assisted Suicide Legislation

by Christopher White, CBC Director of Research and Education on August 19, 2015

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If you think it’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day, you’re right. Yesterday, lawmakers in California reintroduced a bill that would allow for physician assisted suicide in the state. This comes after the fact that a California court upheld the ban last Friday and the bill failed to make it out of an assembly committee earlier this summer. Those intent on engaging doctors in the practice of killing just won’t give up!

By reintroducing this bill in an extraordinary session of the legislature, these lawmakers are hoping to work around members of the assembly that are vocal opponents of the practice. It’s a tricky political maneuver, but I suppose we should expect nothing less from those that are intent to promote an agenda that lauds and legalizes suicide.

We’ll continue to keep you posted on this, but in the meantime, if you’re a resident of California, we encourage you to contact your representatives and tell them to fight hard in defense of a practice of medicine that promotes healing rather than harm.

Image by Ed_Uthman via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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