The guts of the California back door assisted suicide bill, AB 2747, have been stripped from the bill, but it still has objectionable elements. The largest Latino civil rights organization has noticed and—true to its anti-euthanasia/assisted suicide values—has formally come out in opposition to the bill. LULAC states:
WHEREAS, AB 2747 (Berg), is sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide organization compassion and Choices.
WHEREAS, AB2747 places the label of “terminally ill” on patients that may have many years of life ahead of them.
WHEREAS, AB 2747 mandates that a physician discuss the cost and burden of medial treatment with “terminally ill” patients and their families,
WHEREAS, AB 2747 allows medical professionals to refer “terminally ill” patients to Compassion and Choices and their pro-assisted suicide counselors rather than accredited hospice care,
BE IT RESLOVED, that the League of United Latin American Citizens oppose AB 2747 and any effort to legalize or legitimize Physician Assisted Suicide.
Approved this 11th day of July 2008. Rosa Rosales, LULAC National President