Hawaii Legalizes Assisted SuicideBy SPUC - the Society for the Protectio of Unborn Children
NRL News Today - April 6, 2017
Hawaii legalises assisted suicide
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children
Yesterday, Governor David Ige signed into law House Bill 2739, which “establishes a regulated process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live may choose to obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.”
Hawaii’s House of Representatives voted 39-12 in favour on March 6, and the Senate voted 23-2 on the 29th to send it to the Governor.
State mandated lying
According to Care Not Killing, the “deeply political” text of the new law requires that the underlying illness which leads someone to seek death by assisted suicide be recorded as the ‘immediate’ cause of death. “Terms such as ‘assisted dying’ and ‘aid in dying’ might be considered examples of extreme poetic licence, but to register cancer (for example) as the ‘immediate’ cause of death when the heart stopped beating that day entirely as a result of ingesting a barbiturate is not only a lie, but one now mandated by state law,” their report says.
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