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For immediate release: May 22, 2015 (9:00 am)

 

Assisted Suicide Hearing

RI Senate Judiciary Committee

State House (Room 313)

Thursday, May 28

Assisted Suicide Hearing Thurs., May 28, Rhode Island State House (Room 313)

Senate Bill Number 598, which seeks to legalize Assisted Suicide in Rhode Island, will be heard on Thursday, May 28, before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

National proponents of Assisted Suicide are flush with cash and probing various states to determine where to focus their formidable resources. While we do not expect the bill to proceed to a floor vote, it is very important to make a clear and loud statement that Rhode Islanders strongly oppose Assisted Suicide.

Assisted Suicide is bad medicine, and bad public policy that puts vulnerable populations at risk. It is a recipe for abuse of the elderly and disabled. The concern of the State of Rhode Island should be to improve access to legitimate care for all Rhode Islanders, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Click here for a brief analysis of the bill and talking points.

After responding to this Action Alert, please share it with your friends, and please consider attending the hearing if you are able. The hearing will be held in Room 313 of the State House and should begin sometime between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. For further information, feel free to contact us at (401) 521-1860 or at bebracy@rirtl.org.