The following comes from an October 7 KPBS story by Kenny Goldberg:
One day after California Governor Jerry Brown signed the right-to-die bill into law, a group calling itself Seniors Against Suicide filed papers to place a referendum to repeal the law on next year’s ballot.
The latest Field Poll reveals that effort won’t be easy.
The poll of 1,002 registered voters shows 65 percent support the idea of doctor-assisted death. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and even Catholics favor it. In fact, the only sub-group in the poll to oppose the concept were Born-Again Christians.
Opponents would have to surmount a major obstacle just to get the measure on the ballot: they’d have 90 days to collect the signatures of 365,880 registered voters.
Where do we sign the petition? Link to the petition please.
I would like to join the signatures for this group, so they may succeed in placing their referendum to repeal the evil assisted suicide law, on next year’s ballot!!
It should be called Seniors Against Allowing Yourself to Be Pressured Into Agreeing to Be Murdered When One Becomes Seriously Inconvenient to Others. Or just Soylent Green.
A poll engineered to give a certain outcome has no relevance.
In this kill yourself law a doctor is supposedly able to prescribe drugs that will allow you to quickly and painlessly kill yourself. How is it, then, that often we have seen in various states that a unmerciful brutal multiple murderer comes up for execution and just before its to take place they find something wrong with the drugs and the execution is postponed generally forever. What am I missing here?
Death sentences really only “work” when they are brutal and heinous. We could certainly provide drugs to painlessly end the life of a convicted murderer, but that would not do what advocates of the death penalty actually want: They want to see the criminal writhe in pain. This is not the Christian way. The Christian way says – You are forgiven and you will be with me this day in heaven.
I can’t wrap my head around Christians and Catholics who decry birth control – the avoidance of a life even before it is even a single cell – and who approve of the death penalty. This makes ZERO sense to me. Either every life is sacred, or none of it is.
365,000 signatures. That’s a huge amount. I wonder if they will use paid signature gatherers. If so, who will fund that effort? Follow the money.
Don’t want to be a ‘downer’ but whenever in the past we tried to get signatures for a ballot measure, we never came up with enough signatures, or the Voter Registration people in Sacramento through lots of the signatures out, supposedly as duplicates or weren’t registered voters etc……the only way is to have PAID petitioners…..like outside a grocery store or the post office, places like that.
And besides I read that there is going to be court case as this whole debackle was literally against the law regarding Physician Assisted Suicide. When there is a ‘special’ session and it is for a certain subject, you can’t change the subject matter to suit yourself, that is against the rules!/law!? That is my understanding from what I…
I would like to join the signatures for this group