The California State Senate Appropriation Committee passed a bill that would legalize Assisted Suicide, so far five states have done so; Oregon, Montana, Washington, Vermont, and New Mexico. SB 128 is dangerous in California and must be stopped. The bill is supposed to be voted on by the full Senate later this week.
Assisted Suicide devalues life because life becomes only about what makes an individual happy. The individual's comfort and their "quality of life" becomes the most important, once that is gone they believe that their life is of no value. The truth of the matter is that life is valuable not because of the comfort that we have but because of what we can learn and those things for which we can strive. A life-threatening and or degenerative disease does not destroy the individual's ability to contribute to those around them or destroy their ability to learn and wonder. Even dementia does not destroy the ability of an individual to wonder and live a full life. If quality of life is our standard for whether life is worth living, poverty and chronic depression would become a decent excuse for suicide.
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