Or "repeals the Hippocratic Oath," if you prefer; either one works. What astonishes me is that it took this long for the most hopelessly bloodthirsty, leftwingnut State in the country to get around to checking this box off on the radical extremist list.
What shames me is that my State of Washington beat Gollyfornia to it:
California lawmakers gave final approval Friday to a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
Wrong. That bill will allow doctors to kill terminally ill patients before their illnesses get the chance. That's the "assisted" part. And, PURELY coincidentally, I'm sure, the terminally ill patients are completely helpless, so that if they, say, don't want to be snuffed, or change their minds, there's nothing to prevent "doctors" from doing the deed anyway other than the Hippocratic Oath they just blew out the porthole.
C'mon, Assholiated Press, if you're going to publish this story, at least get the particulars right.
The measure faces an uncertain future with Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian who has not said whether he will sign it.
Jesuits are usually communists - just look at Pope Francis. So Moonbeam will sign it. Guaranteed.
Senators approved the bill on a 23-14 vote after an emotional debate on the final day of the legislative session.
"Emotional" being the key term. As I always say, decisions made based on emotion as opposed to reason - and, in this case, medical ethics - never end up well.
"Eliminate the needless pain and the long suffering of those who are dying," urged Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis, one of the bill's co-authors.
By murdering them. My, but that's counterintuitive, Senator. Which is why you need the typical sob story behind which to hide it.
Opponents said the measure could prompt premature suicides.
"I'm not going to push the old or the weak out of this world, and I think that could be the unintended consequence of this legislation," said Senator Ted Gaines, R-Roseville.
It could prompt a lot more than that. See the pic above.
I know this Rubicon was crossed twenty years ago with the advent of the appropriately creepy "Drip-Drip" Dr. Jack Kervorkian, and I'm, again, astonished that only three States up until now - Washington, Oregon, and Vermont - have legalized euthanasia. But now that California is shortly to be the fourth, we can expect all the other dominoes to fall into line.
Like a serial killing spree, come to think of it. Only with a mask and a syringe instead of a butcher knife.
Exit question: How long until Planned Parenthood gets in on the new euthanasia racket? They're always in search of new