On July 7, I exulted that SB 128, California’s physician-assisted suicide bill that was passed by the state Senate, died in a state Assembly committee because Democrats had trouble finding enough votes to move the bill ahead, and that SB 128 was off the table for the rest of the year.
It turns out the exultation was short-lived because Demoncrats have resurrected the bill as ABX2-15, which is up for an immediate vote today.
The following comes from an August 31 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF):
Democrats in the California legislature are perverting the normal legislative process and bringing SB 128 (now called ABX2-15) – the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill – up for an immediate vote on Tuesday
Even Governor Brown has harshly criticized the end-run around the Assembly Health Committee. In a surprise, bipartisan move, Southern California Democrats on the Health Committee promised to vote against the bill in July, causing Lois Wolk, the bill’s author, to take it off calendar for the rest of the legislative session.
Now the bill is back – reintroduced in a special legislative session on health care. This time, it faces a much friendlier committee that is likely to approve the bill for a full floor vote.
Please act today by contacting your assemblymembers immediately to urge them to vote ‘no’ on ABX2-15. Do you use twitter? Please tweet!
A sample letter with talking points is available on LLDF web site.
To find who your California state representative is, click here.
69-year-old Lois Wolk is a California State Senator, representing the 3rd district of California. Wolk is a member of the Democratic Party and was elected to the Senate in 2008.
The Netherlands and Belgium show how physician-assisted suicide can be and is being abused, resulting in doctors killing people who are not terminally-ill, including the elderly, the young, the mentally ill, and babies. See:
- Up to 650 babies euthanized every year in Holland
- 1/3 of Dutch physicians are willing to kill the mentally ill
- Belgium’s culture of death: Woman, 24, granted right to die by euthanasia over suicidal thoughts: ‘Life, that’s not for me’
- California Medical Association drops opposition to doctor-assisted suicide
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