Nebraska, tell lawmakers to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide!

PETITION TO NEBRASKA JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

 

Nebraska, tell lawmakers to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide!

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Nebraska, tell lawmakers to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide!

Last week the Nebraska Judiciary Committee listened to arguments for LB450, “Patient Choice at End of Life”, which would legalize doctor prescribed-suicide. As we know, life is precious at all stages and we must fight to protect it.

The role of the doctor is to heal – thus it is completely incompatible for doctors to be involved in prescribing lethal medications to vulnerable patients. Please sign this petition and urge the Nebraska Judiciary Committee to vote against LB450 and doctor-prescribed suicide.

The earliest versions of the Hippocratic oath state, “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of my patients … and not for their hurt or for any wrong. I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will I counsel such.”

Some will argue that a doctor’s role is to show compassion and that assisted suicide is “death with dignity.” However, this is simply wrong. A doctor’s role is to preserve life, not take it. There is nothing dignified or compassionate about a doctor killing a patient.

And don’t be mistaken. Physician-assisted and prescribed suicide will not be rare. It will become commonplace and less than voluntary. In fact, in Canada, where physician-assisted suicide was just legalized last year; sick patients are already being pressured to end their lives.

Our elderly and our sick deserve to be loved, cherished, and respected. Assisted and prescribed suicide disposes of the weak in our society. It will lead to insurance providers refusing to provide terminal care because suicide would save money. It will pressure the elderly to “choose” suicide when asked so that they don’t become burdens on their families. But life is worth the cost!

Our society, and especially our doctors, should not be allowed to favor death! Let’s fight against the culture of death that makes this bill necessary. We must affirm the dignity of the elderly and vulnerable and fight to prevent the legalization of physician assisted and prescribed suicide.

Please sign this petition to the Nebraska Judiciary Committee and urge them to vote no!

 

Further Resources:

http://www.heritage.org/health-care-reform/report/always-care-never-kill-how-physician-assisted-suicide-endangers-the-weak

http://www.klkntv.com/story/34933561/legislative-bill-on-assisted-suicides

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Judiciary Committee, 

Last week you listened to arguments for LB450, “Patient Choice at End of Life”, which would legalize doctor prescribed assisted suicide. 

I urge you to vote against LB450 and doctor prescribed suicide.

The role of the doctor is to heal – thus it is completely incompatible for doctors to be involved in prescribing lethal medications to vulnerable patients.

The earliest versions of the Hippocratic oath state, “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of my patients … and not for their hurt or for any wrong. I will give no deadly drug to any, though it be asked of me, nor will I counsel such.”

A doctor’s role is to preserve life, not take it. There is nothing dignified or compassionate about a doctor killing a patient. Assisted and prescribed suicide disposes of the weak in our society. It would teach our culture and our sick neighbors that they should rather die than be a burden on their families. Our elderly and our sick deserve to be loved, cherished, and respected. And protecting life is worth even difficult burdens, at times.

Please vote no on this destructive legislation. Thank you for your consideration. 

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Nebraska, tell lawmakers to oppose Physician Assisted Suicide!

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