Another Victory for Opponents of Assisted Suicide
Today, we present to you news of victory out of the great state of Iowa. According to the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s proposed “Death with Dignity” bill failed to survive the most recent legislative session. This news comes on the heels of good news from around the country. As noted in prior No DC Suicide updates, similar bills have recently failed to pass in Colorado and New Jersey.
The combined failure of these bills should not be overlooked; these states are about as geographically, politically, and culturally diverse as one can find in the United States, and yet assisted suicide faced strong resistance in all three. This demonstrates that one cannot rationally reduce assisted suicide opponents to simple caricatures; rather, disapproval of assisted suicide is found amongst very diverse populations with very diverse beliefs.
The foregoing is good news, but not all is well. Assisted suicide legislation is still alive in D.C., and we need your help in ensuring that it does not make it through the Council of the District of Columbia. To help, we again ask you to do the following;
- Get the facts on B21-0038, the Death with Dignity Act of 2015, here;
- Stay informed by following No DC Suicide on Twitter, and liking No DC Suicide on Facebook; and,
- Take action by sending individual councilmembers a note of opposition, here.
Thank you for your diligence in opposing assisted suicide in the District of Columbia.