For Immediate Release
May 18, 2015
Statement in Response to Today's New Lawsuit Filing By Suicide Proponents Compassion & Choices
Sacramento, CA - In response to the new assisted suicide legalization lawsuit filed today by Compassion & Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society), Californians Against Assisted Suicide spokesperson Marilyn Golden, Senior Policy Analyst for the Disability Rights Educational & Defense Fund issued the following statement:
"The question of assisted suicide policy needs to be considered in terms of how it impacts the broader society, particularly the most vulnerable, without economic means or health access, as well as people living with serious disabilities whose options are often diminished. These lawsuits and legislation like California Senate Bill 128 are not simply exercises in autonomy for such individuals.
"Hopefully our court system and legislators take into account the broader implications, particularly in a state as diverse as California. This latest effort does not change in the least the aggressive opposition from progressives like myself and a diverse range of organizations against assisted suicide."
For more information please go to: www.NoAssistedSuicideCA.org