There is no sound opposition to the proposed “Right to End Life” legislation in California.
As compassionate humans, we terminate the suffering of severely injured or diseased animals, rather than allowing prolonged pain and an agonizing death.
Do we not deserve equal empathy, regard and consideration?
Our free will affords us individual decision-making capability and responsibility for actions taken. If, following a terminal illness determination of six months or less, medical consultation and serious reflection, we voluntarily choose assisted suicide, it should be our personal decision to make.
A compassionate choice, viewed by some as an affront to a loving and beneficent God, is not within our earthly jurisdiction to pass judgment upon, particularly since we profess no societal or pious remorse for eliminating our enemies to afford self-preservation, collateral damage, electrocuting domestic criminals or killing for “sport” rather than necessity.
Paula Ann Costis