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More Proof that Assisted Suicide isn’t About Civil Rights


Advocates for euthanasia like to call it the "ultimate civil right." But you won't find traditional civil rights organizations joining along. Indeed, those who really want assisted suicide tend to be well off folk who have no fear of being denied quality health care.

More proof of this point comes with the announced strong opposition by LULAC to California's A.B. 654, which would legalize assisted suicide. LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) is California's oldest Hispanic civil rights organization.

The media likes to depict opponents as almost exclusively members of the religious right. LULAC's rejection of assisted suicide is more proof of the shallow, two-dimensional nature of this depiction.


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