Democrats New Push for Assisted Suicide is Ghastly
Once again, Democrats have decided to make a truly evil bill a priority. They have decided to resurrect legislation to legalize assisted suicide:
Medically assisted suicide failed by a single vote in the Maryland General Assembly last year.
Now, advocates who want to make it legal for doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their lives are launching another push to get the legislation approved, hoping that growing public acceptance of aid-in-dying laws will win over at least one more lawmaker.
We’ve been on this beat for quite a while now. We’ve pointed out why physicians oppose it. We’ve talked about the disenguinity of it supporters on not one, not two, but at least three occasions. But never have desperate pro-suicide forces resulted to this type of nonsense.
Standing with poster boards of the late Maryland House speaker Michael E. Busch and the late U.S. congressman Elijah E. Cummings, two champions of the bill, advocates chanted “the time is now” during a news conference in Annapolis Tuesday morning.
That’s right, when facts and morality aren’t on your side trot out pictures of two late politicians who can no longer speak for themselves and instead can have words put in their mouths, their memories cheapened to support an evil act.
And that’s not even the half of it. Democratic Delegate Shane Pendergrass let some truly vile words cross her lips.
“Everyone is one bad death away from supporting this bill,” Pendergrass said. “Every year, more people are behind this bill because every year we lose people.”
This is a total insult to pretty much everybody. It’s an insult to people who have courageously battled horrifying diseases and circumstances. It’s an insult to every family member who prays that their loved one gets better, who wishes they had one more day with their loved one.
I’ve talked about this on Red Maryland Radio previously, but we have had a number of serious illnesses in my family. And those family members have fought bravely, with dignity, and with honor. We’re very proud of them. And none of them, not in the worst of circumstances, ever once said that they wanted to die. They wanted to live.
Don’t worry, that’s not all, as Senator William Smith points out:
“We’re not interested in a moral victory in getting it out of committee and onto the Senate floor,” Smith said. “We’re interested in passing a good piece of legislation. So if it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, I’m not going to move it out of committee.”
A moral victory. He thinks that passing a bill that helps people kill themselves is a moral victory. There is no morality in murder. There is no good legislation to pass here. The only moral action is to take no action because the alternative is to pass legislation that is heinous, immoral, and evil.
I’m just dumbfounded how the Democratic Party reach this type of moral nadir.
Let’s be brutally honest here. Legislative Democrats respect no life, born or unborn. They want to make it ensconce the right to an abortion in the state constitution at the same time where they create a way to legally kill the sick and the elderly with no concern, no qualm about what this means. About what glide path that puts the state of Maryland on. They don’t see the creation of a world where Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance companies fund suicide by refuse to fund treatment as a bad thing. The facts on assisted suicide speak for themselves.
This bill is evil. What Senator Smith said is evil. What Delegate Pendergrass said was evil. And this sick, immoral legislation should be consigned to the ash heap of history once and for all.