Thursday, November 1, 2018

Michelle Lujan Grisham would legalize assisted suicide if elected Governor of New Mexico.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Michelle Lujan Grisham
New Mexico has been debating assisted suicide for many years. During the previous legislative session the New Mexico Senate defeated the assisted suicide bill by a vote of 22 to 20.

Several years ago an activists Judge claimed that there was a right to assisted suicide in New Mexico.

On June 30, 2016 the New Mexico Supreme Court, in a 5 - 0 decision, upheld the New Mexico Court of Appeal decision that assisting a suicide is a crime in Morris v Brandenburg.

As part of a question and answer article in the Albuqueque Journal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Democrat candidate for Governor of New Mexico, stated that she supported the legalization of assisted suicide. In the article, Question 10 states:

10. Do you support or oppose updating the current prohibition in the law on assisted suicide in order to allow aid-in-dying under certain medical circumstances?

I support updating the current prohibition. We should provide patients with humane end-of-life options, including medical aid-in-dying for terminally ill competent adults.
Steve Pearce, the Republican candidate for Governor of New Mexico answered the same question by opposing assisted suicide.
I do not support assisted suicide. A patient near death is an understandable emotional situation, but history and morality teach us the government should not encourage patients to commit suicide. I will also guarantee conscience protection for doctors who do not want to assist in suicides.
RealClearPolitics indicates that Grisham is leading in the polls to become the next New Mexico Governor.

People who oppose assisted suicide must not vote for Grisham.

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