Here's the Sacramento Bee story. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article23113641.html. Can this be defeated in the CA Assembly? If not, will Governor Jerry Brown veto it? If this bill passes, California will be the second state, after Vermont, to legalize assisted suicide through legislative action. … [Read more...] about Terrible News: CA Senate passes SB 128, the Assisted Suicide Bill
Legislative Efforts in Other States
In a shocking unanimous decision yesterday, Canada's Supreme Court overturned the long-standing countrywide ban on doctor assisted death. The ruling applies to the whole country. Because the ruling did not, as far as we can glean from newspaper reports, require that the poison by which a person's life would be ended must be self administered, we are going to refer to what … [Read more...] about Bad But Not Hopeless News From Canada: Good News from Colorado
If he had had enough votes to pass it, Senate President Stephen Sweeney would surely have called it to the floor yesterday, December 18. According to disability rights activist John Kelly, "The next scheduled voting session of the Senate is January 13, and if Sweeney has the votes by then, it will surely be posted. Additional voting sessions will be held on February 2nd and … [Read more...] about Update: The Assisted Suicide Bill Was Not Called Up Yesterday. Don’t Stop Calling
Thanks to www.noassistedsuicidenj.org for this alphabetical list of the New Jersey Senators, with each one's phone number and email address. http://noassistedsuicidenj.org/images/NJ%20Legislators.pdf Yesterday we stopped calling when we heard that the assisted suicide bill is not posted for debate and a vote on Thursday, December 18. Since that time, however, we have heard … [Read more...] about Action Alert! Contact Every New Jersey Senator Today. Ask Him or Her to Vote against the Assisted Suicide Bill.
The first link is to a video of Stephen Mendelsohn's fantastic speech at the Second Thought news conference in Connecticut this week. The second is to a transcript of the same remarks at the press conference, which he writes were substantially the same as his testimony in the legislature. Stephen Mendelsohn Nails the Difference between the Proponents and Opponents of … [Read more...] about Stephen Mendelsohn Nails the Difference between Proponents and Opponents: “We” vs. “Me, Myself, and I”