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Life and dignity with Wesley J. Smith.

New Hampshire Euthanizes Assisted Suicide



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The media and assisted suicide ideologues continually tell us that assisted suicide is unstoppable–the ultimate civil right.

But America is not leaping off the cliff. True, Vermont became the third state to legalize last year, but Massachusetts voters rejected assisted suicide in 2012. 

Now, the New Hampshire legislature overwhelmingly euthanized “death with dignity.” From the Union Leader story:

The House Thursday soundly rejected legislation that would have allowed a terminally ill patient to seek a lethal prescription from cooperating physicians. Under House Bill 1325, the “Death with Dignity Act,” the patient must have received a prognosis of six months or less to live by two physicians. The vote against the bill was 219-66.

Assisted suicide advocates have been funded in the tens of millions pver the last 20 years by the likes of George Soros and the Tides Foundation. Advocacy groups have the money to poll, focus group, travel the country, hire well-tailored six-figure salaried elites and PR professionals to push the agenda among ruling class types. But Americans are just not rushing to swallow the poison, with the country still about evenly divided on the issue.

Let’s hope that continues. Otherwise we too will become like Belgium, and/or the Netherlands, and/or Switzerland where depressed elderly couples are killed, organ harvesting and euthanasia have been joined as a plum to society, and the mentally ill are euthanized by their psychiatrists.



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