LINCOLN—On the heels of California legalizing physician-assisted suicide and in light of remarks by State Senator Ernie Chambers that he may introduce similar legislation in the Nebraska Legislature, Nebraska Right to Life reiterates its long-standing opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide and will work strongly against such an effort.
“Nebraska Right to Life’s mission is to protect vulnerable, innocent human life, at both ends of the spectrum,” said Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director. “We will fight any effort by Senator Chambers to impose physician-assisted suicide in Nebraska. A ‘quality of life’ ethic deems some persons less deserving of life because they are medically vulnerable or disabled. We will be vigilant in fighting for the rights of those who are pushed towards euthanasia.”
Nebraska Right to Life is the State Affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee which released the following statement in the wake of Governor Jerry Brown of California signing the assisted suicide bill into law there.