This below, is from Focus on the Family.
Proponents of physician-assisted suicide are once again targeting Colorado for passage of dangerous legislation that would put vulnerable patients and other citizens at risk for doctor-prescribed death.
They claim there are no abuses in Oregon, where it is legal. But, that's just half the story. Oregon only requires a skeleton of information to be collected, leaving so-called "safeguards" unchecked and people unaccountable.
Alarmingly, the Colorado bills under consideration have no reporting requirements at all, so doctors have no legal incentive to follow the law. The bills make it nearly impossible for the state to prove a doctor broke the law, which increases protections for doctors but eliminates protections for vulnerable patients.
The identical bills, H.B. 1054 and S. 25, are euphemistically named the "Colorado End-Of-Life Options Act" and are scheduled for votes in House and Senate Committees next week (Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs, and Thursday, Feb. 4 in House Judiciary).
The bills would:
The truth is no amount of safeguards can prevent the abuse of these types of laws; therefore, H.B.1054 and S. 25 must be defeated.
Why should you care?
Physician-assisted suicide puts vulnerable Colorado patients at risk. Consider the following:
The answer? No one.
The risks are too many and the cost is too high.
Don't you agree Coloradans deserve better in their final days than doctor-prescribed suicide?
Your lawmakers need to hear from you: Please contact your Colorado State Legislators (House and Senate) and respectfully ask them to oppose H.B.1054 and S. 25.