Judiciary Committee Holds Up Vote on Assisted Suicide Bill

New Mexico House Judiciary Committee Democrats Playing Games

Thursday, as predicted, the House Judiciary Committee, again, brought up the Assisted Suicide bill, HB171, sponsored by progressive Representative Deborah Armstrong. Representative Armstrong sees precautions as barriers. If you say these precautions are barriers– we now know where she’s coming from

With their signature piece of progressive legislation looking like it will die in committee or on the House floor House Speaker Egolf and his wingmen, fellow-representatives Gail Chasey and Deborah Armstrong are buying time to figure out a plan, so they didn’t allow the legislation to go up for a committee vote and Ely suggested plugging in protections from the Oregon bill before the Committee votes.  This is the second time the liberals have done this.

How embarrassing for these radical Leftists to look at having some of their favorite legislation go up in flames.  Twenty-nine states have already rejected this kind of assisted suicide legislation, why does New Mexico need to go the way of a few rogue states?

American Medical Association gives an entire list of reasons medical providers should not participate in assisting patients to commit suicide.

Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform life-ending act.

Physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physicians role as healer, would be difficult or impossible to control, and would pose serious societal risks.

Instead of engaging in assisted suicide, physicians must aggressively respond to the needs of patients at the end of life. Physicians:

(a) Should not abandon a patient once it is determined that the cure is impossible

(b) Must respect patient autonomy

(c) Must provide good communication and emotional support

(d) Must provide appropriate comfort care and adequate pain control.

AMA Principles of Medical Ethics I, IV

Assisted suicide legislation is supported by George Soros and the organization he helps fund, Compassion & Choices, an organization with the funds to take any objections to assisted suicide to court.  They’ve refer you to assisted suicide doctors. They have been involved in over 75% of Oregon’s reported assisted suicides, getting around shopping for another doctor who will approve assisted suicide when the primary healthcare provider has refused to sign off on a patient’s suicide dose, and around the state’s weak safeguards, such as second opinions.

Make the phone calls, send the emails and tell members of the Judiciary Committee to oppose ANY version of HB171:

The Judiciary Committee:

Rep. Gail Chasey (D)

Rep. Javier Martinez (D)

Rep. Eliseo Alcon (D)

Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R)

Rep. Zachary Cook (R)

Rep. Jim Dines (R)

Rep. Brian Egolf (D)

Rep. Daymon Ely (D)

Rep. Nate Gentry (R)

Rep. Georgene Louis (D)

Rep. Matthew McQueen (D)

Rep. Greg Nibert (R)

Rep. William Rehm (R)

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