The push for assisted suicide is gearing up again. In British Columbia, a woman with ALS has brought a case to have BC’s law criminalizing assisted suicide declared unconstitutional. In Massachusetts, on August 4, the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald both ran a State House News Service article announcing that assisted suicide proponents have “…filed paperwork yesterday with Attorney General Martha Coakley to begin the process of bringing their plan, dubbed the Death With Dignity Act, to the 2012 ballot.”
Make no mistake. A victory for assisted suicide anywhere would threaten Vermont, just as legalization here would make it far more likely in other places.
WAYS TO HELP, RIGHT NOW:
• Vote NO in the Calgary Herald Assisted Suicide poll, which can be found at the bottom right hand side of the page when you go to this link: www.calgaryherald.com.
• If you haven’t already, vote NO in the still-open CBC poll that asks: “Should People Have the Legal Right to Assisted Suicide?” The poll is at the bottom of the following page: http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2011/08/should-people-have-the-legal-right-to-assisted-suicide.html. Opponents of assisted suicide are ahead, but by a very small margin.
• You can also help by commenting against the legalization of assisted suicide on the news service articles in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. True Dignity Vermont has already commented. To leave a comment, you will have to register and sign in, but there is no charge for doing this. Here are the links: