Governor Brown Signs AB 282 Into Law

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In August, the California legislature passed AB 282 sending it to Jerry Brown’s desk. The California Senate rushed AB 282 through on the first day that the legislature returned from recess. The bill legalizes aiding, advising, or encouraging assisted suicide.

Yesterday, September 20th, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed AB 282 into law. 

This new now official California law says that it is legal to advise, encourage, or aid someone who is having suicidal thoughts to go through with them, if the person experiencing these suicidal thoughts has been declared to be terminally ill by doctors.

According to Lifenews, “the law defines ‘terminal’ as a condition expected to lead to death within six months if left untreated.

This means diabetes, high blood pressure, treatable conditions-even an infection-could be considered “terminal.”

Life Legal challenged California’s Assisted Suicide law and AB 282 was introduced as a result. Lifenews reported earlier this year that “California’s assisted suicide law allows “interested” witnesses, which include beneficiaries, to sign a person’s request for assisted suicide drugs. The new law—assisted suicide on steroids—allows an individual to aid, advise, and encourage a person to commit suicide—AND sign off on the method of suicide—while financially benefitting from the person’s death.”

California’s new assisted suicide law is dangerous. It is unethical. It should never be legal to allow family members to encourage their terminal family member’s death when doing so would mean a financial profit for them. Sadly,  that is now legal.

(7) Comments

  1. It be absolutely wrong to kill or murder the defenseless. We must fight for their rights to life & liberty. or ours will surely be taken next!!!!

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  2. This is sick, Jerry Brown and whomever came up with this bill ought to be the first to experience it.
    California has gone down the tubes, now legalizing murder for financial gain.

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  3. Legalizing murder for financial gain has been going on for years when legalizing abortion took place. Doctors benefit from it and Planned Parenthood sells human baby parts for profit.
    Pure evil.

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  4. Legalizing murder for financial gain has been going on for years since abortion was legalized. Doctors profit and Planned Parenthood profits from selling human baby parts. Pure evil.

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  5. This is to save the health care system money. The last year of life can be the most costly. This is what people said would happen with Obama car, and it has it seems..

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  6. We have become as low as the Nazis to allow this is total death for elderly people in California. We have totally lost our moral compass; no wonder California is the laughing stock of the whole world…..RMA; Bakersfield, CA…….

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