No Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Utah

Petition to: Utah Speaker Gregory H. Hughes

 

No Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Utah

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No Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Utah

Elder abuse… neglect… financial exploitation… murder of older adults, sick children and the elderly.  

Utah is on the verge of opening the door to very liberal death-on-demand euthanasia and assisted suicide policies and we must work together to stop it.

Please sign our petition stopping Utah Democrats and some Republicans from making assisted suicide and euthanasia a dangerous reality in Utah.

A very dangerous bill is up for discussion in the Utah State Legislature -- HB 264, the “End of Life Options Act” -- which poses itself as a bill to give patients end of life choices… but that is far from the truth. 

Lack of information. The proposed bill claims patients have the right to an ‘informed decision,’ but the provider of information is only required to present one side of the argument. If they feel suicide is best for the patient, they won’t present alternatives, such as information on a cure or ways extend life. 

No oversight. After the lethal dose is issued by the pharmacy, there is no oversight. The doctor prescribing the dose nor medical staff are required to be present at the death. 

 The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have said they oppose the legislation:

  • "We don't think the state, as a matter of public policy, should be encouraging anyone to commit an act of suicide," said Jean Hill, the Catholic Diocese's government liaison.
  • "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes in the sanctity of human life, and is therefore opposed to euthanasia. Euthanasia is defined as deliberately putting to death a person who is suffering from an incurable condition or disease. Such a deliberate act ends life immediately through, for example, frequently-termed assisted suicide. Ending a life in such a manner is a violation of the commandments of God," an LDS Church spokesman said.

We must ask Utah legislators to reject HB 264. There are better options which are not being explored. Tell Utah to reject HB 264 and support legislation that promotes improvement in the quality and availability of hospice, palliative care, and effective methods of controlling pain and suffering.

Please sign the petition now to stop this harmful Utah HB 264


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Legal/policy analysis of HB 264, which can be viewed at these links:
https://choiceisanillusion.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/utah-memo-only-hb-264-07-12-16.pdf 

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Petition to: Utah Speaker Gregory H. Hughes

Speaker Gregory H. Hughes

I oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide in Utah.

It has come to my attention that HB 264 is receiving serious consideration in the Utah House of Representative. 

Legislative priorities must promote improvement in the quality and availability of hospice, palliative care, and effective methods of controlling pain and suffering.

I kindly ask that you remove this bill from consideration. 

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

No Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Utah

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