SB 380 would weaken 'safeguards' in assisted suicide law
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Please contact your state Senator to oppose SB 380.
Proponents of doctor-assisted suicide want to remove the few patient protections in the assisted suicide law now in effect in California.
The move follows the usual path of physician-assisted suicide laws in other states and nations – promise protections and limits, then gradually strip those away. Specifically, SB 380 (Eggman, D-Stockton) would:
Prematurely end the existing 2025 sunset date and legislative reevaluation option years early with little to no scientific data to support this action (especially in light of the worldwide pandemic);
Stop future oversight or evaluation of annual reports about assisted suicide requests and their outcomes. (Existing reports do not contain any data regarding complications, reasons for requesting the lethal drugs, and for the limited data provided, much is listed as “unknown.”)
Remove the 15-day waiting period “safeguard.”
Why, after so many deaths during the pandemic and rates of depression skyrocketing, do we need to encourage more death now?
Please contact your California elected representative and strongly urge a NO vote on SB 380.
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