California Legislators Trying Again to Legalize Assisted Suicide

State   |   California ProLife Council   |   Jan 15, 2015   |   3:43PM   |   Sacramento, CA

California ProLife Council, working in conjunction with a coalition of life-affirming groups, has defeated California Assisted Suicide proposals in the past. But euthanasia advocates have promised to be particularly aggressive this coming year.

State Senators Bill Monning and Lois Wolk are currently trying to talk other legislators into co-sponsoring this dangerous measure, which is yet ‘un-numbered’. It would legalize ‘voluntary euthanasia’ in California.

Medicine would intentionally be used to kill patients.

disabled2This measure will be numbered after cosponsors are added. It appeals strongly to the emotions of those who have lost loved ones. But in every jurisdiction where this is allowed, abuses and killings by those who are heirs; killing of the non-terminal; doctor shopping to find ‘authorization’ for killing a clearly unaware and dependent patient; all these practices and more have proven it is impossible to keep this ‘voluntary’.  It appears such laws often benefit the third party ‘survivor’.

It is the “assistant” in assisted suicide who will no longer be under legal constraint or investigation.

California ProLife’s Brian Johnston has been deeply involved in combating each of the previous proposals in California. He says, “You must remember that this is not about helping comfort or alleviate pain for an ill or dying person, that’s what Mother Teresa did. That’s what good hospice care offers. This is about killing that patient instead.”

In Netherlands, Belgium, Oregon and Washington abuses appear regularly, but that’s because someone messes up. The essential purpose of these laws is to simply halt investigations of “mercy-killings.”

Johnston, who has been a California Commissioner on Aging and hospice volunteer, wants all pro-life individuals prepared for the onslaught of propaganda for “compassionate killing.” His documentary and book, Death as a Salesman, is recognized as one of the definitive handbooks in the battle against assisted suicide.

CONTACT your state legislator Right NOW! Talk about why this proposal is bad. Urge them not to co-sponsor or support Your legislator’s contact info is here.Please don’t wait to act on this. Please contact your state lawmaker now.