Thursday, May 25, 2023

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo must veto assisted suicide bill SB 239

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Governor Joe Lombardo

Please help us send the message to Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo to veto assisted suicide Bill SB 239 that passed yesterday. Governor Lombardo only has five days to veto the bill.

Send a message to Governor Lombardo urging him to veto SB 239 through (this link)
or call hin at: (775) 684-5670 and ask him to veto SB 239 or send your message by Twitter at: @JosephMLombardo

Remember when you are filling out the form to refer to Bill SB 239.

Bill SB 239 passed in the Nevada Senate by a vote of 11 to 10. Yesterday it passed in the House by a vote of 23 to 19.

Tell Governor Lombardo that legalizing assisted suicide gives doctors the right in law to be involved with causing the death of their patients at the most vulnerable time of their lives. Assisted suicide is not about freedom or choice but it is actually a form of cultural and medical abandonment. A caring culture supports good end of life care and it opposes assisting suicides. 

If you have a personal story, share it with Governor Lombardo. It is important to remind the Governor that the disability community opposes assisted suicide because it leads to a further devaluation of their lives.

The assisted suicide lobby, over the past few years, has expanded existing assisted suicide legislation. Oregon eliminated their reflection period and has eliminated their residency requirement. Vermont is permitting assisted suicide by telehealth, they are forcing medical practitioners who oppose assisted suicide to refer patients to death and they have eliminated their residency requirement. Washington state and Hawaii have also expanded their assisted suicide laws.

Once assisted suicide is legal, the assisted suicide lobby will lobby or launch court cases to expand the law. The original assisted suicide bill is designed to pass in the legislature, once passed incremental extentions will follow.

Send your message to Governor Joe Lombardo urging him to veto SB 239 through (this link) or you can send your message by Twitter at: @JosephMLombardo

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