Saturday, May 20, 2017

Don't Sign the Petition

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• The measure seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia for people with years or decades to live.

• The measure is sold as completely voluntary, but someone else is allowed to speak for the patient during the lethal dose request process, even a stranger.

• Assisting persons can have their own agendas: an adult child wanting an inheritance; a financial predator seeking financial gain; or a doctor wanting to hide malpractice.

• Administration of the lethal dose is allowed to occur in private without a doctor or witness present. If the patient objected or even struggled, who would know?

• The death certificate will list a terminal disease as the cause of death. This will prevent prosecution for murder, no matter what the facts.

• The measure, if passed, will create the perfect crime.

• Physician-assisted suicide, even where voluntary, can be traumatic for patients and families.

• Passage will encourage people with years or decades to live to throw away their lives.