Pro-life, disability rights advocates urge DC City Council to reject assisted suicide
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-life and disability rights advocates in bright red shirts gathered Wednesday to lobby the D.C. City Council to reject a bill that would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in the nation’s capital.
The No DC Suicide coalition hosted a press conference featuring JJ Hanson, president of Patient Rights Action Fund ; Dr. Lawrence Prograis, affiliated scholar at the Pellegrine Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center; Anne Sommers, Not Dead Yet board chair; and Mayor Richard Thomas of Mount Vernon, New York. After the press conference, D.C. residents poured through the halls of the D.C. local government building and visited the offices of city council members to urge them to vote against Bill 21-38, the Death with Dignity Act.
Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the bill in January 2015. The Council might vote on it this fall.
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