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Assisted Suicide Loses in Maine

We have been told over many years that assisted suicide is unstoppable, an idea for which the time has come.

Baloney. Assisted suicide legalization efforts almost always lose. Now, in Maine. From the Portland Press Herald story:

House lawmakers rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed doctors to prescribe fatal doses of medication to terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives.

The bipartisan 85-61 vote against the bill followed lengthy and oftentimes emotional debate among lawmakers sharing personal stories of watching loved ones battle terminal diseases.

If the media weren’t so in the assisted suicide tank and did their journalistic job of explaining why the opposition to legalization extends very far beyond religion, people would see that universal legalization is anything but “inevitable.”

Onward!

Wesley J. Smith — Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

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