Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Colorado voters give doctors the right to prescribe lethal drugs to assist the suicide of their patients.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

We are very saddened that Colorado voters have given their doctors the right to prescribe lethal drugs for the purpose of assisting their patients suicide.

The results were based on a massive assisted suicide lobby campaign that outspent the No on Prop 106 campaign by more than 2 to 1.

It is also based on a culture that fears a painful death with a healthcare system that does not effectively care for people at the most vulnerable time of their life. People also fear dying alone.

Soon after the election the assisted suicide lobby indicated that they may attempt to legalize assisted suicide in half of the US states in 2017.

More people need to become aware of the assisted suicide threat and actively oppose its legalization and we need to recognize the need for a caring culture.

We need a caring culture. 

A culture that cares for dying people. A culture that assures people that they will not suffer in their final days. A culture that can assure people that they will not die alone.

Giving doctors the right to assist the suicide of their patients only creates new cultural problems and it gives doctors power over life and death. Power that some doctors will abuse.

Links to more information about assisted suicide.

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