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NCBC and the NCPD Continue Working to Protect those with Disabilities
Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:55:00 AM
© 2017 by The National Catholic Bioethics Center


NCBC and the NCPD Continue Working to Protect those with Disabilities



9/10/2015

Dr. Marie Hilliard, The NCBC Director of Bioethics and Public Policy, also chairs the Ethics and Public Policy Committee of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD). The NCBC and the NCPD continue to collaborate in their efforts to protect from discrimination all persons, especially those with disabilities, by opposing the legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS), which targets those deemed by others to be unfit to live.  Evidence shows that despite proposed restrictions of PAS to those with “terminal illness,” those with disabilities are routinely viewed by social policymakers as less worthy than others of the legal protection against suicide.  The California Legislature, after failing to enact PAS legislation earlier this summer, has passed out of its Public Health and Developmental Services Committee another such proposal.  Attached is the letter sent on behalf of the NCPD to the Governor of California and relevant legislative committee members seeking to prevent this proposal from becoming law.

Please have your voice heard by contacting Governor Brown indicating your opposition to AB-15, End of Life Option Act.

    CALL: (916) 445-2841
 and speak out to protect the vulnerable from Physician-Assisted Suicide. 


To read Dr. Hilliard and the NCPD's most recent letter to California legislators (written from friend of the NCBC, Steve Mikochik), click HERE.