By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
On July 7 I reported that the California assisted suicide bill SB 128 appears to have died a peaceful death. In the article I wrote:
California assisted suicide bill SB 128 appears to have died a peaceful death in the California House after Democrat legislators, in the Health Committee, opposed it based on opposition from the disability community and the Latino community.
Margaret Dore, an elder law attorney and President of Choice is an Illusion believes that even though assisted suicide bill SB 128 stalled in the Assembly Health Committee, that it may soon be debated in the California House
Dore quotes from a Town Hall Conference Call where the assisted suicide lobby campaign manager urges their supporters to keep working. The campaign manager said:
"When . . . the legislature come[s] back from break in the middle of August, we’re going to be ready to go. We’re going to pick up and move the bill forward and we do expect to get to a vote on the Assembly floor this year. We still think we have a very strong chance to pass this bill and get it to the governor's desk, and see him sign it into law this year."
Dore is taking this threat very seriously and I am also. California assisted suicide bill SB 128 may go to a vote on the floor of the California Assembly as early as next week.