ACTION ALERT: Help us Stop Assisted Suicide in New Mexico! Urge these Representatives to Vote “NO” on HB 90!
On Monday, the House Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to consider HB 90 which would legalize assisted suicide in New Mexico. HB 90 has been described by many as the most radical assisted suicide legislation that has ever been proposed in any state!
Consider these facts about the bill:
- Under HB 90, a non-physician could diagnose and prescribe lethal drugs to bring about the patient’s death. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are not as experienced as doctors in diagnosing or treating serious diseases and could easily make a mistake.
- Under HB 90, “terminal illness” is so broadly defined as occurring within a “reasonably foreseeable period of time” that it includes many conditions that are treatable but not terminal, such as frailty or a spinal cord injury or progressive disabilities.
- Under HB 90, patients who are severely depressed, have mental illness, or are intellectually impaired are not required to have counseling. They can be referred to mental health professionals who can use telemedicine, rather than a personal visit, to determine that the patient has “capacity” to make the request for lethal drugs.
HB 90 is scheduled for a committee hearing Monday morning, at 8:30 a.m., in Room 315, and your quick help is needed to urge the following committee members to vote “NO.”
Representative Deborah Armstrong – (D-Bernalillo) (505) 986-4344
Representative Joanne Ferrary – (D- Doña Ana) (505) 986-4338
Representative Gail Armstrong – (R-Catron, Socorro, & Valencia) (505) 986-4242
Representative Karen Bash – (D- Bernalillo) (505) 986-4210
Representative Zach Cook – (R- Lincoln & Otero) (505) 986-4243
Representative William Pratt – (D- Bernalillo) (505) 986-4248
Representative Gregg Schmedes – (R- Bernalillo, Sandoval & Santa Fe) (505) 986-4453
Representative Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson – (D-Bernalillo) (505) 986-4425
Please contact these Representatives TODAY and urge them to vote “NO” on HB 90.
We have made it simple to communicate this request. Simply click here and you can send this message in 30 seconds!
Also, please forward or share this message with friends. It is important that these Representatives hear from as many people as possible.
Finally, after you have sent the message through our Action Center, please call the Representatives at the numbers provided above and leave the same message.
Thank you for making your voice heard!
The Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico Team