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April 13, 2006
California Assisted-Suicide Bill Nears Action
Topics: Assisted Suicide
Focus on the Family reports:
Voters have already said "No," but proponents keep fighting.
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California lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize assisted suicide.
AB 651 would make assisted suicide a medical treatment -- and give doctors the power to prescribe drug overdoses for the purpose of causing patients to die.
"This has been simmering for a long time," said Rita Marker of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. "It is now at the boiling point. It appears that there are people in the California Senate who plan to mount an effort to push it through."
One of the most objectionable features of the bill, she said, is that it does not require that family members be notified when a doctor is going to help a loved one commit suicide.
In 1992, Californians voted against assisted suicide in a referendum.
To learn more about AB 651, please see the California Family Council Web site.
Posted by tim at April 13, 2006 12:59 PM
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