OLYMPIA — Former Washington Gov. Booth Gardner, who has battled Parkinson’s disease for more than 14 years, says he will promote an assisted-suicide initiative for Washington in 2008, and predicted state voters would follow the lead of neighboring Oregon in approving it.
Washington voters rejected an assisted-suicide initiative in 1991, but "I think it will pass this time," he told The Associated Press in an interview.
Gardner, 69, told The AP Tuesday that he hasn’t yet decided on the scope of the initiative. However, if it follows the outline of the 1991 measure, it would allow a health care provider to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for patients who are within their final months of life with an incurable and irreversible condition.
…She said she had made no decision on how she would vote as an individual.
"I have to search my soul and my Catholic faith," Gregoire said. [Source]
Well you know how that battle usually goes with politicians. Now you can’t use Google on your soul, but it isn’t too hard to search the Catholic faith to find that euthanasia is an intrinsic evil.
Similarly we also have:
GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Feb. 7 — Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi announced a plan on Tuesday intended to reduce abortions, calling the proposal a "politically risky" step as he contemplates running for governor this year. Even as he was speaking, an abortion rights group issued a statement criticizing the plan.
Mr. Suozzi’s proposal would give nearly $1 million in county grants to groups including Planned Parenthood and Catholic Charities to promote birth control, adoption, housing for unwed mothers and abstinence. He proposes spending similar amounts in each of the next two years.
…Mr. Suozzi, a Roman Catholic, supports legalized abortion, but his plan to reduce the number of abortions helps position him as a moderate. In bringing disparate groups together, he also portrays himself as a conciliator and problem-solver. [Source]
Again why do politicians want to reduce something that they also say is not morally wrong?