Our Christian Civic League of Maine allies report that the battle over assisted suicide has now moved to the Governor’s office as the House of Representatives approved it by one vote (73 to 72) on Monday.
We let you know late last week that this critical vote was going to happen and many of you took action over the weekend. Now, Physician-Assisted Suicide (LD1313) is headed to the Governor’s desk and we need you to act once more asking her to veto the bill.
Here is that you need to know about this legislation
- LD 1313 lacks necessary safeguards and endangers the weak and marginalized in society.
- LD 1313 will change the culture in which medicine is practiced. It changes the medical profession by permitting the tools of healing to be used as techniques for killing. In essence, it distorts the Physician-Patient Relationship.
- LD 1313 undermines social solidarity and true compassion. It changes how we view disabled and elderly family members and how we will look at them in the future…how they will look at themselves.
Physician-Assisted Suicide’s most profound injustice is that it violates human dignity and denies equality before the law. Our culture must believe all people have immeasurable worth and dignity.
Because LD1313 has been sent to Governor Mills for her signature, we need your quick help!
Please call Governor Mills at 207-287-3531 today to encourage her to veto this legislation and send the message that in Maine every life is worth fighting for.
Thanks for making your voice heard!
The Family Policy Alliance Team