Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 17, 2015   |   10:44AM   |   Harrisburg, PA

The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation has issued a legislative alert for pro-life residents of the Keystone State urging them to contact legislators and urge opposition to legislation to legalize assisted suicide.

“A move is underway in the state legislature to reverse Pennsylvania’s long-standing policy against assisted suicide, which is more aptly described as doctor-prescribed suicide,” the organization tells LifeNews. The ret of the alert follows:

Please call and email your state representative in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and urge him or her not to co-sponsor Rep. Mark Rozzi’s assisted suicide bill, which is known as the CARE Act.

Also, please call and email your state Senator in the Pennsylvania Senate and urge him or her not to co-sponsor Senator Daylin Leach’s assisted suicide bill, which is known as the “Death with Dignity” Act.

If you don’t know who your state representative and state senator are, or you need contact information, please click here. If you type in your address, a window will pop up with the names and contact information for your state lawmakers.

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Thank you so much for making these important calls and sending these critical emails!

The bills comes after Colorado lawmakers quickly defeated legislation to legalize assisted suicide and a ruling by the Canadian Supreme Court overturning its assisted suicide ban.