Category Archives: california

DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

[Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the Patients Rights Action Fund for the brilliant “1-800-KILL_ME” label.  It says it all.] A lead sponsor of the California assisted suicide law has proposed to take the state sponsored program to a whole new level, urging legislators to fund a dedicated phone line to promote – eh, respond to questions about … Continue reading DREDF and NDY Weigh In Against Proposed CA “1-800-KILL_ME” Hotline

John Kelly: Revised How-To Guide for Urging Veto if CA Assisted Suicide Bill; Talking Points

[Editor’s Note: This is an urgent update of John Kelly’s September 13th blog on ways to reach California Governor Jerry Brown to urge him to veto the assisted suicide bill.  It’s a bill that failed in the regular legislative session but was revived and rammed through a special session that was convened to address the Medicaid … Continue reading John Kelly: Revised How-To Guide for Urging Veto if CA Assisted Suicide Bill; Talking Points

Coleman Letter to CA Assembly Members Opposing Assisted Suicide Bill; Action Alert

Versions of the letter below have gone to various California legislative committees and key members.  We are down to the wire, with an Assembly vote possible today, but more likely tomorrow (Wed., Sept. 9th).  California is one of the most influential states in the country and it’s unconscionable, after assisted suicide bills were defeated on … Continue reading Coleman Letter to CA Assembly Members Opposing Assisted Suicide Bill; Action Alert

John Kelly: A social policy of assisted suicide is just as dangerous as the death penalty

John B. Kelly  Testimony in strong opposition to AB2x 15  September 3, 2015 Members of the Finance Committee: If you are opposed to the death penalty, I hope you will have second thoughts about legalized assisted suicide. Yes, there is a committed group of proponents who believe that assisted suicide would benefit them, and many … Continue reading John Kelly: A social policy of assisted suicide is just as dangerous as the death penalty

Marilyn Golden in Sacramento Bee: Assisted Suicide Fraught with Consequences

On Sunday, July 14th, the Sacramento Bee published an excellent op-ed by Marilyn Golden countering a previously published piece promoting assisted suicide.  Here’s an excerpt from her response essay, titled “Assisted suicide fraught with consequences“: Efforts to legalize assisted suicide have been attempted in California three times, each time failing due to broad bipartisan opposition … Continue reading Marilyn Golden in Sacramento Bee: Assisted Suicide Fraught with Consequences