The two MA bills seeking to
legalize assisted suicide were both given extensions from the Joint Committee
on Public Health this week. The Senate
bill (S1208) now has until March 7th, 2018 for the committee to make a
decision on it, and the House version of the bill (HB1926)
was extended until May 9th.
This means the committee has punted in order to buy more time to decide
what their position on this issue will be.
July 31st of this year is the deadline for all pending legislation to
either be passed and signed into law or expire. Bills that don’t become
law before August 1 would have to start from scratch in 2019. We’re so
thankful for the doctors who came to State House early in February to
speak out in defense of life and lobby against these bills!
I encourage you to watch this one minute video
by a doctor who has lived through the impact of assisted suicide on his
patients in states where it has already passed. Let’s use the next month to continue to send the message to Beacon Hill that
normalizing suicide as a “medical treatment” is bad for the Bay State!
Learn more here.
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