Lobbying for Legalization
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 21, 2016 (Cincinnati, OH) – Oh the heels of the Ohio Senate approving Senate Bill 165, Medical Orders for Life Stopping Treatment (MOLST), earlier this month–a protocol created and promoted by pro-euthanasia groups–Ohio is now being targeted by a lobbyist for legalization of physician assisted suicide in this state.
Dan Diaz, the husband of Brittney Maynard, the woman who made international headlines in publicizing her self-imposed death in the face of illness, recently spoke at a Cleveland Clinic conference. Diaz has been lobbying in New York state where suicide advocates seek to also legalize the practice, after capturing California.
“Life is to be lived with dignity to its natural end,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, on behalf of the coalition* opposing assisted suicide. “Ohio citizens must stand for protections for the vulnerable at every stage of life and every health condition.”
Action: Contact Governor John Kasich, your Ohio Senator (ohiosenate.gov) and Representative (ohiohouse.gov), every healthcare provider, and clergy and obtain their commitment now to oppose legalization of physician assisted suicide in this state.
* A growing coalition is joining together to ensure protections from first spark of life in conception to last breath. To join on email gro.efilgnimriffanull@liam.
Advocates for the Family
Citizens for Community Values
Clermont County Right to Life
Cleveland Lawyers for Life
Cleveland Lutherans for Life
Cleveland Prays for Life
Cleveland Right to Life
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, U.S.A.
Fostoria/Bascom Area Pro-Life
Fostoria Teens for Life
Geauga County Right to Life
Geauga County Tea Party
Greater Toledo Right to Life
H.E.L.P. Pro-Life Apostolate
Hancock County Right to Life
Henry County Right to Life
Hospice Patients Alliance Institute for Principled Policy
International Right to Life Federation
Lake County Right to Life
Lima & Allen County Right to Life
National Black ProLife Coalition
National Lawyers Association
Northeast Ohio Values Voters Ohio Christian Alliance
Ohio Pro-Life Action
Putnam County Right to Life
Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati
Right to Life of Northeast Ohio
Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Foundation
Tiffin Right to Life
Warren County Right to Life
What’s Right/What’s Left Ministries