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    S​B 128, the “suicide bill,” is a bill currently before the California State legislature. The bill seeks to legalize a doctor prescribed overdose of pills for the purpose of committing suicide at the time and location of your choosing.

    Proponents seek to alleviate suffering, but the contents are far more radical than the simple title suggests… SB 128 is “a hard pill to swallow.”

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Assisted suicide legislation has been attempted over 100 times in the past 20 years but is only legal in 3 states.  Legislators and voters alike know assisted suicide is bad for healthcare.


Six-month “terminal” prognoses are arbitrary.  Very often patients outlive that prediction and sometimes overcome their illnesses completely.


Legalizing suicide for the terminally ill and disabled, while offering anti-suicide resources for the rest of the population, teaches that the lives of the ill and disabled do not matter to our society.


Suicide requests are most often a result of depression or mental illness, in people with terminal illness the same as the rest of the population.


There is no requirement that anyone be with the patient at the time the medication is taken.  Sometimes, the medication leads to complications, pain, severe discomfort, or does not result in death.


SB 128 does not require that a patient inform family members of the request for overdose medication to commit suicide.


There must be two witnesses to a patient’s request for overdose medication for suicide.  One can be an heir and one can be a representative of the nursing home or medical care provider.  There is no safeguard against coercion.


Overdose amounts of medication can arrive at a patient’s home through the mail with no safeguard as to who accepts the package or whether the ill or disabled person ingests the medication through his or her own will or is given it by someone else.

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Doctor’s Oath

Hippocratic Oath

With regard to healing the sick, I will devise and order for them the best diet, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to stop Physician-Assisted Suicide?

Stand up for the lives of our frail elderly and infirm by encouraging your legislators to vote NO on physician-assisted suicide. Find your legislator here.

What is the view of the medical profession?

The American Medical Association holds that “physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer.” The AMA, along with the American Nurses Association, American Psychiatric Association and dozens of other medical groups, have urged the Supreme Court to uphold laws against assisted suicide, arguing that the power to assist in taking patients’ lives is “a power that most health care professionals do not want and could not control.”

Doesn’t assisted suicide allow people to die when they choose, surrounded by family?

Only patients who have a terminal prognosis, prediction of fewer than 6 months to live, can avail of physician-assisted suicide. But, many, many patients given this prognosis live longer than 6 months. It is not an exact science. SB 128 does not require patients to inform their families of their suicide wishes when obtaining the overdose medication. There is no requirement for witnesses or assistance while taking the medication and dying.

Why are people with disabilities worried about assisted suicide?

The disabled experience prejudicial attitudes on the part of able-bodied people, including physicians, who incorrectly assume they have little or no “quality of life.” Such prejudices could easily lead families, physicians and society to encourage death for people who are depressed and emotionally vulnerable as they adjust to life with a serious illness or disability. In this instance, how can we say suicide is a “free choice”?

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Doctor’s Oath

Hippocratic Oath

Nor shall any man’s entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so.

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