Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Congress will vote to protect people from assisted suicide in DC.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Congressman Jason Chaffetz
The Washington Post reported on January 10th that Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that oversees District affairs told reporters that he intends to stop the DC assisted suicide bill. Chaffetz stated that he:

fundamentally disagrees with the bill
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the assisted suicide bill on December 19. The US Congress has 30 working days to vote NO to assisted suicide in DC.

Petition: I support H.J. Res 27 to reject the DC assisted suicide act.

The Washington Examiner reported that:
It is not clear if Congress will approve the legislation. It has blocked D.C. legislation before, most recently the city's recreational marijuana law. Under the Constitution, Congress has to sign off on all D.C. laws.
EPC - USA President, Nancy Elliott stated:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is doing the right thing. Assisted Suicide is dangerous public policy, preying on people who are not necessarily dying, such as diabetics and is open to elder abuse, disabled abuse, death because of wrong diagnosis, suicide steering and suicide contagion. Having this law in our nations' capital is a black eye on our country.
Petition: I support H.J. Res 27 to reject the DC assisted suicide act.

Contact your representative.

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