First they called it Physician assisted suicide and now it is "Aided-suicide." Wow that just sounds so much better and it really changes the morality of helping people to kill themselves.
"We are trying to bring the everyday practice of aid in dying out of the shadows, into the light of public scrutiny," said Levine, who pursued the concept of assisted suicide after the death of his terminally ill grandmother.
Supporters, who included a wildly varied parade of hospice workers, doctors, attorneys, religious and community-group representatives, hope to win some GOP backing and push the measure through to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who would face a dilemma as a Catholic and social moderate.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has yet to face a moral dilemma or wrestle with one and lose. When asked previously about his positions contrary to the Catholic faith he replied "That’s easy, I never had one sleepless night over it" Maybe Arnold can deliver the death prescriptions personally and tell them "your ‘e terminated."
"It’s never right to commit, encourage, endorse or assist suicide for persons of any age or stage of life," said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, which includes the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Instead, he said, legislators should "work together to deal with the real issues of health care, death and dying in our society."