Last week, AB 2747 narrowly passed the California senate allowing what opponents are calling “assisted suicide.” If enacted, it would allow doctors to give patients—judged with less than one year to live—sedatives that would allow patients a painless death by dehydration and starvation.

Randy Thomasson, of the Campaign for Children and Families, argued “Assisted suicide by total sedation ignores the sanctity of human life and violates life-affirming medical ethics.” The bill’s sponsor, Patty Berg defended the bill saying it gives patients “honest talk” and options concerning their “medical care.”

Hmmm? Some thoughts on:

Suicide

So-called “assisted suicide”

Life and death decisions

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