Pro Euthanasia Goals
THE LEGALIZATION OF EUTHANASIA
The goal is to legalize active, voluntary and, in some cases, involuntary euthanasia and to do it on a state by state basis. Even though we know that we cannot legalize the killing of people who are innocent of unjust aggression against other’s lives, we also know that for the past 40-plus years killing people by acts of abortion has been legal. So, by extension, euthanasia could become legal in all 50 states as well.
HOW CAN THAT BE POSSIBLE?
Under our system of law, which must abide by the Constitution, laws permitting the killing of innocent citizens would be clear violations of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution and therefore invalid. So the only way euthanasia could be legalized in all 50 states is by a court decision, not by a statute. Again, the precedent for a Supreme Court decision that would decriminalize acts of euthanasia in all 50 states was set in the Roe v. Wade/ Doe v. Bolton abortion decisions of 1973.
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