The passage of Proposition 106, which legalizes suicide by doctor, has made Colorado a euthanasia state joining California, Oregon, Washington, and Vermont.
Sold to the voters as a “compassionate” way to alleviate suffering, Proposition 106 employs twisted legal language and perspectives in order to accomplish its homicidal and grisly task: eliminating the sick, poor, elderly, and most vulnerable citizens of Colorado.
For example, the new law requires death certificates to fraudulently state “the underlying terminal illness” as the cause of death instead of the poison which, in reality, does the actual killing.
Furthermore, the law assumes that a person can be of sound mind while simultaneously wishing to kill himself or herself.
However, it gets worse. Experience with euthanasia laws in other places has demonstrated that societies that recognize a “right to die” soon move towards using euthanasia to deal with suffering of any type. Recently a woman was euthanized in Canada because she had a bladder infection.
Before Colorado slides any further down the slippery slope of the culture of death, it is imperative that we counter the impact of Proposition 106. Talk to your neighbors and legislators about what constitutes a truly dignified death, and let us move Colorado back in the direction of life.