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(60,536 posts)
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 02:44 PM Jan 2017

GOP lawmakers move to strike down DC's right-to-die law

Source: Associated Press

FRIDAY, JAN 13, 2017 02:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two congressional Republicans have introduced a resolution that would stop the District of Columbia from allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a doctor.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Death with Dignity” law last month after it was approved by the liberal D.C. Council.

Sen. James Langford of Oklahoma and Rep. Brad Westrup of Ohio introduced companion resolutions on Thursday that would invalidate the law. Congress has various ways to block local laws in the District, but it’s extremely rare for a disapproval resolution to pass both the House and Senate. The last was in 1991.

Bowser says in a statement that Langford and Westrup are “attempting to sidestep the democratic process in order to impose their personal beliefs” on the city.


Read more: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/13/gop-lawmakers-move-to-strike-down-dcs-right-to-die-law/


(10,780 posts)
2. So a Senator from Oklahoma and a Rep. from Ohio know what's best
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 03:03 PM
Jan 2017

for every, single terminally ill person in the District of Columbia.

"Death with Dignity" is too personal a decision to be made by random Republicans for strangers they know absolutely nothing about.


(40,265 posts)
3. Because I not only want the government in my bedroom
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 03:13 PM
Jan 2017

I want it right there beside me, on my death bed and in my hearse too

Republicans are control freaks


(11,686 posts)
4. NOT only do they want to kill us with no health care
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 03:22 PM
Jan 2017

they want us to suffer while dying!!! These people are just evil.


(7,394 posts)
12. Is there any hay to be made of "Republicans are trying to play God"
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 05:52 PM
Jan 2017

They want to dictate what babies are born and what people die...


(19,586 posts)
10. Profits first!
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 04:51 PM
Jan 2017

Until they can figure out how to profit off dead people, they'll apparently do whatever they can to keep people alive so they can profit off them. With Republicans it's always about the money.

Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol



(470 posts)
13. I thought neoliberal conservatism was all about
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 09:22 PM
Jan 2017

the individual right to choose without government interference. Apparently this is true only if your choice doesn't offend neoliberal conservatives, or insurance and pharmaceutical companies.



(470 posts)
14. Just one more thought
Fri Jan 13, 2017, 09:30 PM
Jan 2017

and this may be sophistry or just purely illogical, but it strikes me as odd that conservatives oppose abortion, but if you turn out to be a criminal they will gladly put you to death.

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