The following comes from a September 1 CalWatchdog article by Chris Reed:
Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign the End of Life Option Act on Oct. 5, 2015, triggered elation among the state groups which had fought for years to allow doctors to give people with terminal illnesses lethal doses of drugs to end their lives. A key sponsor — Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel — said the law’s enactment “marks a historic day in California.” The law took effect in June and will remain in place for 10 years.
But attempts to block the law have never stopped. Backers of a lawsuit seeking to scrap the measure may have lost the battle last week in a Riverside County courtroom, but they appear to still have a chance to win the war.
In refusing a request for an injunction to put the law on hold, Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia cited the safeguards touted by its advocates: the requirement that the patient establish his or her mental competence; that the patient have statements from two medical doctors that he or she will die within six months; and that the patient and only the patient can administer the lethal drugs.
Nevertheless, Ottolia let the lawsuit — technically against Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin as the local symbol of the state’s legal system — proceed. The judge concluded that the lawsuit raised enough serious issues that it should not be dismissed.
Plaintiffs include the American Academy of Medical Ethics, the Christian Medical and Dental Society, and six Riverside-area doctors.
The argument they made that appeared to resonate the most with Ottolia is that the End of Life Option Act is at odds with the clear intent and plain meaning of another state law meant to provide emergency help to people who are a physical danger to themselves.
That law specifies that people with suicidal impulses get professional treatment. A mental competence check-up does not meet this test, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney, Alexandra Snyder, who belongs to the Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is based in Napa.
Given that Life Itself can be defined as a terminal illness – dealing with Absolutes in terms of temporal Expediency seems to taste of just a tad bit of something sour.
“First, Lets Kill all the lawyers”
Please don’t headline this as “right to die” or “death with dignity.” That is the language of the death peddlers.
It is Physician Provided Suicide
NEWS: Wonder WHY they want to push the next death path on us? Here’s the answer. Happening in Belgium & Netherlands. They want our organs! @ http://www.lifenews.com/2016/09/07/belgium-and-netherlands-are-euthanizing-mentally-ill-patients-and-harvesting-their-organs/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifenews%2Fnewsfeed+%28LifeNews.com%29/ Tricky little devils aren’t they (global elites)? If unholy HC (choice of the death squad) gets in folks, soon coming to a hospital/clinic everywhere in the USA. Don’t doubt that this is the next step on the path to UN population control. So sad & evil. Pray.
Speaking of life. Unholy abortion linked to an increase in mental health problems down the road. Pity the poor woman brought to this point by trusting the ‘experts’ at Planned Parenthood who make money on this horror. PP takes killing an innocent (an unholy act) & turns it into a trivial procedure: it’s just a mass of tissue, your body – your choice, PC culture brainwashing. Those that vote for abortion supporters are guilty too! God knows even if our bishops are quiet. 50+ million aborted babies later & we have Catholics voting for BO & supporting HC, both supporters of PP abortions. God help them. Confess. Repent. Make reparations. Save your immortal soul. Pray for the poor women & their babies…….
Continued……It is way past time to take a strong stand & vote out abortion supporters, like HC. Stop future POTUS funding of PP abortions & support pro-life candidates like Trump/Pence & secure conservative Supreme Court justice picks too. Check out this article from the good Fr. Pavone @ https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-can-a-catholic-justify-voting-for-a-pro-abortion-candidate/ The bishops may remain silent (their hands are in the government till) but we (left in the pews) should not take it anymore. Pray.
Kurt Vonnegut called them “Ethical Suicide Parlors” and in addition to free lollipops (which Dentists no longer provide) you had your choice of music to pass the time.
Then again Kurt himself claimed be committing “Suicide by Cigarette” = and I am actually old enough to remember ash trays in physical waiting rooms, so perhaps the times have passed me by at that.