Governor Brown signed the Assisted Suicide Bill (ABx2-15) into law. A referendum has been filed to overturn the law - Signatures are now being collected to qualify the "Referendum to Overturn Aid-in-Dying Law" for the Nov 2016 ballot. For updates, subscribe here.

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STOP ASSISTED SUICIDE IN CALIFORNIA

California's assisted suicide bill best binary options indicator, SB 128 was stalled in the Assembly Health Committee in July for lack of support. Bill supporters reintroduced the issue as ABx2-15 in a Special Session, bypassing the usual committee hearings and rushing the bill through an abbreviated process. Assisted suicide was signed into law by Governor Brown on October 5, 2015.

Shortly after that date, a referendum was filed to overturn ABx2-15. This effectively stayed the law. At this time, a state-wide coalition of doctors, nurses, disability-rights groups, faith communities and others are gathering signatures to qualify the "Referendum to Overturn Aid-in-Dying Law" for the Nov 2016 ballot.

Please join us in standing with the elderly, the disabled, and the poor by stopping assisted suicide in CA. For updates and to volunteer, sign up.


Assisted suicide legislation has been attempted over 100 times in the past 20 years but is only legal in 3 states.  Legislators and voters alike know assisted suicide is bad for healthcare.


Six-month “terminal” prognoses are arbitrary.  Very often patients outlive that prediction and sometimes overcome their illnesses completely.


Legalizing suicide for the terminally ill and disabled, while offering anti-suicide resources for the rest of the population, teaches that the lives of the ill and disabled do not matter to our society.


Suicide requests are most often a result of depression or mental illness, in people with terminal illness the same as the rest of the population.


There is no requirement that anyone be with the patient at the browser based trading platform in the Philippines time the medication is taken.  Sometimes, the medication leads to complications, pain, severe discomfort, or does not result in death.


SB 128 does not require that a patient inform family members of the request for overdose medication to commit suicide.


There must be two witnesses to a patient’s request for overdose medication for suicide.  One can be an heir and one can be a representative of the nursing home or medical care provider.  There is no safeguard against coercion.


Overdose amounts of medication can arrive at a patient’s home through the mail with no safeguard as to who accepts the package or whether the ill or disabled person ingests the medication through his or her own will or is given it by someone else.

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With regard to healing the sick, I will devise and order for them the best diet, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to stop Physician-Assisted Suicide?

Stand up for the lives of our web trading platform frail elderly and infirm by encouraging your legislators to vote NO on physician-assisted suicide. Find your legislator here.

What is the view of the medical profession?

The American Medical Association holds that “physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” The AMA, along with the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Association and dozens of other medical groups, have urged the Supreme Court to uphold laws against assisted suicide, arguing that the power to assist in taking patients’ lives is “a power that most health care professionals do not want and could not control.”

Doesn’t assisted suicide allow people to die when they choose, surrounded by family?

Only patients who have a terminal prognosis, prediction of fewer than 6 months to live, can avail of physician-assisted suicide. But, many, many patients given this prognosis live longer than 6 months. It is not an exact science. SB 128 does not require patients to inform their families of their suicide wishes when obtaining the overdose medication. There is no requirement for witnesses or assistance while taking the medication and dying.

Why are people with disabilities worried about assisted suicide?

The disabled experience prejudicial attitudes on the part of able-bodied people, including physicians, who incorrectly assume they have little or no “quality of life.” Such prejudices could easily lead families, physicians and society to encourage death for people who are depressed and emotionally vulnerable as they adjust to life with a serious illness or disability. In this instance, how can we say suicide is a “free choice”?

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The Latest

  • December 2, 2015

    Calif. bishops back signature-gathering campaign

    Source: Our Sunday Visitor

    In a rare move, the bishops of California are supporting a signature gathering campaign to place on the November 2016 ballot a referendum to overturn the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Kickoff of the signature gathering efforts varied by diocese, with the Diocese of Orange and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in Southern California scheduled...

  • October 23, 2015

    Will California’s end-of-life law push lethal drugs over costlier care?

    Source: LA TimesAR-150909690

    Terminally ill cancer patient Barbara Wagner’s doctor wrote a prescription several years ago intended to extend her life a few extra months. But Oregon’s government-run healthcare program declined to pay for the pricey drug, saying the projected odds of the medicine’s keeping her alive were too low. Adding to the distress of the rejection, Wagner...

  • October 21, 2015

    Go west, old man! Go west!

    Source: MercatornetLOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29:  California Governor Jerry Brown closes his eyes to concentrate on the words of a another speaker during a panel discussion at the 18th annual Milken Institute Global Conference where spoke about new efforts to cope with climate change on April 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The governor issued an executive order today to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared with 1990 levels, making California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions the most stringent in North America.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    Ten percent of Americans now have access to assisted suicide after Jerry Brown, governor of California, approved Assembly Bill 15 yesterday. “This is the biggest victory for the death-with-dignity movement since Oregon passed the nation’s first law two decades ago,” said Barbara Coombs Lee, the head of America’s leading right-to-die group Compassion & Choices. With...

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