Rhode Island Considers Assisted Suicide Bill
Assisted Suicide Hearing Wed., March 23, Rhode Island State House Room 101
House Bill Number 2016–H7659 — sponsored by Representatives Ajello, Carson, Hearn, Tanzi, and Regunberg — which seeks to legalize Assisted Suicide in Rhode Island, will be heard on Wednesday, March 23, before the House Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare.
The hearing will be held in Room 101 at the “Rise of the House” — approximately 5 pm, and is expected to last late into the evening as there are many bills on the agenda.
National proponents of Assisted Suicide, flush with cash and emboldened by their recent victory in California, continue probing various states to determine where next to focus their formidable resources. While we do not expect the bill to proceed to a floor vote this year, it is very important to make a clear and loud statement that Rhode Island strongly opposes Assisted Suicide.
Assisted Suicide is bad medicine, and bad public policy that puts vulnerable populations at risk. It is a recipe for abuse of the elderly and disabled. The concern of the State of Rhode Island should be to improve access to legitimate care for all Rhode Islanders, especially those who are most vulnerable.
After responding to this Action Alert, please share it with your friends, and please consider attending the hearing if you are able. For further information, feel free to contact us at (401) 521-1860 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.