The NCPD continues to struggle to protect from discrimination all persons, especially those with disabilities, through the legalization of Physician Assisted Suicide, which targets those deemed by others to be unfit to live. Evidence shows that despite proposed restrictions to those with “terminal illness,” those very persons inevitably also have incurred a disability rendering them, by social policy, as less worthy than others of the legal protection against suicide.
The California Legislature, after failing to pass such legislation earlier this summer, has passed out of its Public Health and Developmental Services Committee another such proposal. Below is a link to the letter sent on behalf of the NCPD to the Governor of California and relevant legislative committee members seeking to prevent this proposal from becoming law. Please have your voice heard by contacting Governor Brown indicating your opposition to AB-15, End of Life Option Act: (916) 445-2841.