DISTURBING: Colorado voters approve assisted suicide

LifeSiteNews 8 November 2016
Family First Comment: “People have been inundated with the message that this is about freedom, that this is about my autonomy, that there will be safeguards in place, when the fact is when you look at the reality, none of that is true.”

Colorado voted to legalize physician-assisted suicide tonight by an expected margin of around 65 percent to 33 percent.

Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the London, Ontario-based Euthanasia Prevention Coalition says the result is distressing but not surprising.

“People have been inundated with the message that this is about freedom, that this is about my autonomy, that there will be safeguards in place, when the fact is when you look at the reality, none of that is true.”

Proposition 106 creates the “Colorado End of Life Options Act” allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to patients age 18 and over who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have been assessed to have six or fewer months to live.

The law requires two doctors to agree that the patient is in the final stages of a terminal illness. Patients will not be asked to undergo a mental health examination.

“The language is very weak,” noted Schadenberg. “If you have a medical condition you don’t have to speak to a specialist, you don’t have to, in any way, receive an opportunity to get the information that might change your mind on it.”
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