By Jennifer Popik, J.D. Federal Legislative Director Late in the evening Thursday, during the committee mark-up of the Commerce, Justice and Science and Financial Services appropriations bill, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), a medical doctor, brought an amendment that would repeal D.C.’s dangerous assisted suicide law. The amendment was adopted by a vote of 28-24. The …Continue reading "Amendment to repeal D.C.’s dangerous assisted suicide law adopted"
Today at 5:30, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is scheduled to mark up H.J. Res. 27, a resolution introduced by Congressman Wenstrup (R-OH) to nullify the assisted suicide legalization bill recently approved by the District of Columbia Council. National Right to Life is urging a committee vote in favor of this important legislation. …Continue reading "Important markup today on D.C. Assisted Suicide: Act Now!"
By Andrew Bair By a margin of 11-2, the D.C. Council has voted preliminarily to advance legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. This dangerous proposal, modeled after Oregon’s law, threatens the most vulnerable in the District, including the elderly, those with disabilities, and the chronically ill. The Washington Post reports, “The council …Continue reading "D.C. Council votes to legalize physician-assisted suicide, Mayor urged to veto B21-38"