Colorado voters approved a statute legalizing assisted suicide by a 65 percent to 35 percent margin this week, despite an heroic effort by the Colorado Catholic Conference and other groups to oppose the measure. By approving Proposition 106, Colorado joins Oregon, Washington, California, Vermont, and Montana to become the sixth state to approve assisted suicide. Arizona, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Utah all rebuffed legislative efforts to pass assisted suicide.
Executive Director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, Jenny Kraska, stated after passage of the proposal, “Proposition 106 has legalized the ability of a doctor to write prescriptions for the sole purpose of killing another human being and the ability of insurance companies to refuse treatment of patients they consider terminal.” You canread the full statement here.
Missouri has seen assisted suicide bills filed the last two years, but they have not gained any traction. Let’s pray it stays that way.