Apologists for assisted suicide don’t care about so-called safeguards that really block their agenda, says an outspoken opponent of the life-ending practice.
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition spokesman Alex Schadenberg tells OneNewsNow he is watching with concern as lawmakers in Washington state debate updating the state’s 2019 law that legalized doctor-assisted suicide.
That law was passed with safeguards which really never worked, he says.
“But nonetheless,” the pro-life activist further explains, “the concept of safeguards to them was seen as a way – a stepping stone – to get people used to assisted suicide so some day they could expand the law.”
And that day has now arrived, he warns.
The legislature is currently debating a bill that asks the University of Washington to study the safeguards that are currently part of the law, which Schadenberg says raises red flags for him because the pro-suicide side is supporting the legislation.
“Now, why is this so important?” he observes. “Well, the assisted suicide lobby would not be looking at having a study looking at these safeguards if they weren't intending removing these safeguards.”
Section F of the Bill 2419 calls for removing the requirement that suicide drugs be self-administered which would mean allowing someone else to administer them and therefore help kill you.