Killing Me Softly In California

September 3, 2008 09:00 AM

The California legislature has decided that the state should push patients to choose being put to death as their preferred healthcare option. That is the way I read the "Terminal Patients' Right to Know End of Life Options Act", also known as Assembly Bill 2747.

According to a report published by WorldNetDaily, the bill would allow certain patients under certain conditions to be drugged and then starved to death. The report states,

"AB 2747 allows a physician assistant or a nurse to opine that a patient is 'terminal,'" and then push for unnatural death by 'palliative sedation,'" charged Randy Thomasson, chief of the Campaign for Children and Families."Depressed patients who succumb to this pressure will be drugged unconscious and die from dehydration."

The time to act is now. I urge you to read the analysis prepared by the Campaign for Children and Families and then take time to alert your friends, communicate your concerns to the governor, and pray that this bill is vetoed.

Please contact Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and urge him not to sign the bill. To contact Governor Schwarzenegger, write to him c/o State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814, or call 916-445-2841, or fax 916-558-3160 or e-mail at http://gov.ca.gov/interact.

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