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Please Veto the "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act."
Dear [Decision Maker],
The assisted-suicide bill on your desk will allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to anyone who has been "qualified' to end their own life, reversing millennia of moral progress in protecting the vulnerable.The so-called "protections" in this legislation are weak, leaving our most vulnerable people - the disabled, the mentally ill and our teens -- at higher risk for abuse.
Sadly, suicide tends to generate copycats among the emotionally vulnerable via a phenomenon called suicide contagion where one suicide leads to many. Suicide is already the second leading cause of death for teens and we lose more veterans to suicide than we do to active military casualties. This legislation sends to our most vulnerable teens and veterans a very bad message - that suicide is okay in some instances and not others.
I believe we all have a responsibility and duty to demonstrate to our teens, veterans, and others that there is inherent honor and dignity that comes with living. I urge you to send the right message -- that every life is worth fighting for - by vetoing the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]