Update On Physician Assisted Suicide bill in Nevada

Wednesday afternoon, the Nevada Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 3-2 along party lines to approve SB165, a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide, and send it to the Senate for a vote. All three Democrats on the committee, Senators Ratti, Spearman, and Woodhouse voted for the bill. The two Republicans on the committee, Senators Hardy and Hammond opposed it. Should SB165 pass the Senate, it would go to the Assembly for another hearing.

Thanks to everyone who has responded to our alerts. If you haven’t yet, please share your opposition to SB165, physician assisted suicide, at the Legislative Opinion Page and ask others to do so to help keep Nevada from becoming the 8th state to legalize assisted suicide. Please also thank Senators Hardy and Hammond for their votes. We’ll have more information on SB165 as it becomes available.

Take Action. How You Can Help And Keep Helping.

1.) Please thank Senators Hardy and Hammond for their votes.

Senator Scott Hammond —Scott.Hammond@sen.state.nv.us

Senator Joe Hardy — Joe.Hardy@sen.state.nv.us

Put in the Subject line “Thank You For Your Vote Against SB165, Physician Assisted Suicide.”

2.) Register Your Opposition To This Deadly Bill At The Legislative Opinion Site.

a. Go to https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/.

b. Under the heading “Select a Bill and Enter Your Opinion” go to “Select a Bill” and choose SB165.

c. You can also leave a message, long or short (See background below for ideas).

3.) Read and share some of the articles noted at the bottom of this email regarding SB165 that have been in the Nevada Media.

4.) Visit Facebook pages – Nevada Right to Life and Nevadans Against Assisted Suicide. Like these pages and share the posts on SB165 and Assisted Suicide.

Please see the attached flyer from the Patients Rights Action Fund (PRAF) and distribute at will. For more information on Assisted Suicide, please visit the website noassistedsuicidenv.org.

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