The California Catholic Conference joined other suicide opponents in a strongly worded statement expressing deep concerns about the state’s two-year-old assisted suicide law.
“There is far too much still not known about how this law is put into practice — especially as it pertains to disabled, elderly and other populations,” the group stated following a Jan. 24 hearing in the state capitol held by the law’s author, Assembly member Susan Eggman, D-Stockton.
“California is failing to properly investigate some very fundamental questions such as whether patients were coerced into the procedure or somehow influenced and, especially for Medi-Cal patients, whether they had the option of good, effective palliative care,” the group said.
The group said the hearing suggested “there is a lack of interest in presenting a variety of viewpoints” on the impact of the legislation, noting that all the legislators at the hearing “either co-authored or voted” for the suicide legislation.
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Remember how they mocked Sarah Palin when she suggested that Obamacare brought Death Panels? Jerry Brown and his Democrats have implemented Euthanasia with great speed and energy. The very next day after the Jerry Brown Lex started, UCLA Helthcare had ready a completely furnished killing house separate from the hospital, so as not to give suspicious old people reasons not to check into the main hospital. Never in the history of the David Geffen School of Medicine has something been implemented faster than that. This is exactly the type of cultural problem the Bishops are called to fight for. The forgotten man in that hospital being advised by a Doctor, Nurse or Social Worker is on his own. If he owns a million dollar dollar Home his own…
Where is the bishops defense of the sanctity of life?
Sanctity of life from conception to a natural death must be protected at all costs. California and America must back away from supporting and promoting the culture of death in all its forms. Assisted suicide is just a nicer way of telling us that they are actually killing someone. Many times our ailments or diseases might be our last chance for us to be eternally saved. Don’t waste our ailments or diseases offer them up for the conversion of sinners and salvation of great sinners. End assisted killing now! Pray America Pray. Pray Pray Pray!