Assisted suicide on steroids

California Senate approves bill making it legal to encourage others to commit suicide

(image from californiafamily.org)

The California Senate rushed through AB 282 through on the first day that the legislature returned from recess. The bill legalizes aiding, advising, or encouraging assisted suicide. The bill was passed August 7.

Lifenews writes that the law “grants complete legal immunity to anyone who wants to facilitate the death of someone who is defined as “terminally ill” under California’s assisted suicide law. The law defines “terminal” as a condition expected to lead to death within six months if left untreated. This means diabetes, high blood pressure, treatable conditions—even an infection—could be considered “terminal.””

This new law now says that in California that it is legal to advise, encourage, or aid someone who is having suicidal thoughts to go through with them, if they are declared to be terminally ill by doctors.

Life Legal challenged California’s Assisted Suicide law and this bill was introduced as a result. Lifenews reports that “California’s assisted suicide law allows “interested” witnesses, which include beneficiaries, to sign a person’s request for assisted suicide drugs. The new law—assisted suicide on steroids—allows an individual to aid, advise, and encourage a person to commit suicide—AND sign off on the method of suicide—while financially benefitting from the person’s death. And it’s all legal now.”

Full story at CaliforniaFamily.org.

Comments

  1. If you own a home of over a million dollars you should be very worried of Euthansia by Doctor/Nurse/Social Worker/Cultural Marxists.

    • Steve Seitz says:

      Gratias,
      That’s my thought as well. It incredibly easy for the wrong pills to get mixed up by “mistake.” Oops.

  2. AB282 Suicide is not completely over!
    • AB282 Suicide: Exemption from Prosecution. It is still alive. Continue to call your Senator and your Assembly member.
    • The bill was re-referred to the Senate Rules Committee due to concerns over wording. Further amendments to the bill will be suggested to the author. It is now back on the Assembly floor for a concurrence vote and on to the Governor
    • IF THERE IS NO PROTEST THE BILL WILL GO DIRECTLY THEN TO THE GOVERNOR. CALL YOUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER NOW AND EVERY DAY

  3. I agree a person should not be able to ‘advise’ a person on terminal illness while being a beneficiary — financial or otherwise– of that person’s passing. But, as a practical matter, it is likely that relatives most likely know the real wishes of the patient, assuming the patient is still of sound mind
    My prayers go to all who face this most difficult decision.

    • It’s not a difficult decision. Tell Grandma that you cannot help her to kill herself – period. Your soul is as important to God as hers, and while you do not have sway over hers, you certainly do over yours. Will you risk going to hell for her? Others might use her fear and depression as an excuse to kill her, you must say NO!

  4. I have NOT suggested slipping grandma a pill or injection to ‘push things along’. Rather, at what point does one agree with the doctors’ collective advice that further treatment is futile? And continue only palliative care?

  5. Elizabeth T. says:

    Camille Giglio,

    Bless your heart for the important information that you mentioned in your post.

    May I ask where you obtained the information? Was it from the California Bishops Conference?

    I just want to double check before I send it on to my email address people.

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