California Euthanasia Activists Revive Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide, Democrats Fast-Track It

State   |   Wesley J. Smith   |   Aug 24, 2015   |   3:55PM   |   Sacramento, CA

More corrupt legislating from the pro-death side. As usual.

Having lost fair and square in a California Assembly Committee, the suicide pushers have filed a new legalization bill–AB 15–for a special session intended to grapple with health care costs.

Assisted suicide could definitely reduce costs, I guess: Killing is so much less expensive than caring. Assisted suicide advocacy is about lying. Catch this bit of mendacity from the bill:

Aid-in-dying drug” means a drug determined and prescribed by a physician for a qualified individual, which the qualified individual may choose to self-administer to bring about his or her death due to a terminal disease.

No. The death would not be from any disease, but an overdose of drugs. The committee has been re-jiggered to take the “no” votes away, I am told.  Can we say, stacked deck?

And the bill is on a very fast track. Can’t give people time to think or understand why assisted suicide is bad medicine and even worse public policy. If this shameful machination works, I hope Jerry Brown remembers his service to the dying with Mother Theresa. She is definitely spinning in her grave. Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.

ACTION: Use the following information from to contact your legislators:

Your Quick Calling List To The 15 Deciding Votes
1. Eduardo Garcia (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2056; district (760) 347-2360 and (760) 336-8912
Eastern Riverside County and all of Imperial County map (Imperial County is a very Catholic, Latino, pro-life area)

2. Rudy Salas (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2032; district (661) 335-0302 and (559) 585-7170
Bakersfield / Shafter / Hanford map (a very pro-family, conservative area)

3. Patty Lopez (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2039; district (818) 504-3911
(she is “personally” pro-traditional values, and spoke against SB 277, forced vaccines) Arleta, Granada Hills, Lake View Terrace, North Hollywood, Pacoima, San Fernando, Shadow Hills, Sunland-Tujunga, Sun Valley map

4. Henry Perea (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2031; district (559) 445-5532
(from a strongly pro-family and conservative area; he abstained on SB 277, forced vaccines) Fresno, western Fresno County, parts of Tulare County map

5. Cheryl Brown (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2047; district (909) 381-3238 and (909) 350-7646
(she spoke against forced vaccines, SB 277) San Bernardino/Rialto/Fontana area map

6. Mike Gatto (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2043; district (818) 558-3043 
(he spoke against the illegalities of SB 277, forced vaccines) Burbank, Glendale, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake map

7. Ken Cooley (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2008; district (916) 464-1910
(he spoke passionately against SB 277, forced vaccines) East Sacramento County, including Citrus Heights, North Highlands, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, La Riviera, Rosemont, Vineyard, Herald, Clay, Wilton, Sloughhouse, Rancho Murieta map

8. Jose Medina (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2061; district (951) 369-6644 and (951) 369-6644
(from a generally conservative/family values area) Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris map

9. Shirley Weber (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2079; district (619) 531-7913
(grew up with traditional family values in Arkansas) San Diego area: Mission Valley, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and stretching south (most of the territory between Fwys 805 and 125) map

10. Adam Gray (Democrat): Capitol (916) 319-2021; district (209) 726-5465 and (209) 521-2111
(willing to buck the Democrat leadership on certain “district issues”) Modesto, Merced, Los Banos map

And hold these risky Republicans to a NO position

11. Catharine Baker (Republican): Capitol (916) 319-2016; district (925) 328-1515
Eastern parts of Contra Costa and Alameda counties: Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek map

12. David Hadley (Republican): Capitol (916) 319-2066; district (310) 275-0691
Beaches cities area of L.A. County: Gardena, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, El Camino Village, West Carson map

13. Rocky Chávez (Republican): Capitol (916) 319-2076; district (760) 433-7601
(running for statewide office) Oceanside / Carlsbad / Vista / Encinitas / Camp Pendleton map

14. Brian Maienschein (Republican): Capitol (916) 319-2077; district (858) 675-0077
(did not support SB 128 at the time it was scheduled for a committee vote) represents north San Diego/Poway/Rancho Santa Fe map

15. Katcho Achadjian (Republican): (916) 319-2035; district (805) 549-3381
San Luis Obispo County and the northern part of Santa Barbara County map

CAN YOU MAKE A FEW MORE CALLS? THANK the 6 Democrats and 6 Republicans listed below for opposing suicide promotion in the Assembly Health Committee in July.

When you call these 12 simply say: “Thank you for stopping SB 128, the suicide bill, when it was in Committee in July. I appreciate the assemblymember’s stand against assisted suicide.”


  • Roger Hernández of West Covina (916) 319-2048
  • Jimmy Gomez of downtown Los Angeles (916) 319-2051
  • Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego (916) 319-2080
  • Sebastian Ridley-Thomas of Culver City (916) 319-2054
  • Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona/Chino (916) 319-2052
  • Miguel Santiago of downtown Los Angeles (916) 319-2053


  • Brian Maienschein of north San Diego/Poway/Rancho Santa Fe (916) 319-2077
  • Rocky Chávez of Oceanside/Vista/Encinitas (916) 319-2076
  • Tom Lackey of Lancaster/Palmdale (916) 319-2036
  • Jim Patterson of north Fresno/Clovis and to the east (916) 319-2023
  • Marc Steinorth of Rancho Cucamonga/Redlands (916) 319-2040
  • Marie Waldron of Escondido/Temecula (916) 319-2075