Assisted Suicide in Washington DC? Say No!

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Assisted Suicide in Washington DC? Say No!

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Assisted Suicide in Washington DC? Say No!

In just a few days, on October 18, the DC Council will vote on whether or not to allow physician assisted suicide. Physician assisted suicide is unnecessary, unethical, and unsafe. In short, allowing physicians to take part in killing their patients fundamentally changes the role of the doctor. A doctor must preserve life, not end it.

Please join us in urging the DC Council to wholeheartedly oppose physician-assisted suicide and vote against B-21-38, the “Death with Dignity Act.” 

We cannot allow this culture of death to come to our nation’s capital. Let’s tell the DC Council that they must stand up and say no to assisted suicide.

The earliest versions of the Hippocratic oath state, “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of my patients … and not for their hurt or for any wrong. I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will I counsel such.” And yet, under B-21-38, doctors will begin killing their patients.

This bill is wrongly titled, “death with dignity.” There is nothing dignified or compassionate about a doctor killing a patient. It is simply wrong.

And don’t be mistaken. Physician assisted suicide will not be rare. It will become commonplace and less than voluntary. In fact, In Canada, where physician assisted suicide was just legalized recently; sick patients are already being pressured to end their lives. 

This summer, three elderly members of a church in the rural province of Québec found out they had cancer. Immediately after delivering the cancer diagnosis, the first question their doctors asked them was, “Do you wish to be euthanized.”

Our elderly and our sick deserve to be loved, cherished and respected. Assisted suicide disposes of the weak in our society. Do we really want to allow that to happen in our nation’s capital?

Let’s band together. Let’s make our voice heard to the DC Council. We cannot allow assisted suicide to Washington D.C.

Further Resources:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/5/dc-weighs-physician-assisted-suicide-as-death-with/

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/10/05/washington-d-c-city-council-takes-first-step-to-legalize-assisted-suicide-in-nations-capital/

https://eppc.org/publications/the-culture-of-death-on-the-march-in-colorado/

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Please vote no to assisted suicide!

Dear DC Council,

I urge you to affirm life and dignity for the elderly and sick in our city. On October 18, you will choose whether or not to allow assisted suicide. Please choose to affirm life and say no to B-21-38. 

Physician-assisted suicide will not be rare. It will become commonplace and less than voluntary. In fact, In Canada, where physician assisted suicide was just legalized recently; sick patients are already being pressured to end their lives. 

This summer, three elderly members of a church in the rural province of Québec found out they had cancer. Immediately after delivering the cancer diagnosis, the first question their doctors asked them was, “Do you wish to be euthanized.”

We believe that our sick and elderly neighbors deserve to be loved, cherished and respected –not disposed of.

We affirm the earliest versions of the Hippocratic Oath which state, “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of my patients … and not for their hurt or for any wrong. I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will I counsel such.” 

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