A California state Senate committee has rejected a measure that would make the state the second, following Oregon, to legalize assisted suicide. - LifeNews.
With the opposing vote of Senator Joe Dunn, Chairman of the State Senate Judiciary Committee, AB 651, the bill to legalize assisted suicide in California was effectively terminated.LifeNews reports that the committee was dominated 3-2 by Democrats. Republican Sen. Tom Harman of Huntington Beach opposed the measure and committee chairman Sen. Joe Dunn, a Democrat from Santa Ana, joined him to defeat the proposal.
Many thanks are due to the many allies we have had in this fight and to the sterling testimonies of author Wesley Smith and Marilyn Golden, a champion of disability rights.
Particular thanks is due to the California ProLife citizens who made their voices heard through phone calls, postcards, letters, and meetings with legislators and legislative staff. Particular thanks as well to those of you in Senator Dunn's district, who took the time to communicate in the specific manner we requested, speaking to the Senator's concerns and sensibilities, not just airing one's own ideas.
As is so often the case in Life, HOW we do what we do is just as important as doing it.
I know that in speaking to many of you in Orange County who were communicating with Senator Dunn's office, you were glad of the guidance and information offered.
Today we can celebrate the results of teamwork and wise communication.
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