Friday, April 17, 2015

Problems with SB 128

SB 128 seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in California.

Under the bill, young adults with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, are "eligible" for assisted suicide and euthanasia.  The bill, if passed, will create the following problems:

  • The encouragement of people with years to live to throw away their lives.  
  • The creation of new paths of elder abuse, especially for people with money (in the inheritance context).
  • The empowerment of health care systems to steer patients to suicide, which is well documented in Oregon, one of the few states where assisted suicide is legal. 
  • A likely increase in other "conventional" suicides, including violent suicides by firearms.   

To view documentation regarding these problems, and other problems with legalization, please click here for the text; click here for the attachments.