Source: Natural News, by Ethan A. Huff
A bill that would allow doctors in the District of Columbia to kill their patients “compassionately” – a medical “procedure” known as physician-assisted suicide – has been given the green light by D.C.’s City Council. Reports indicate that, pending a signature by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the bill will soon become law, making D.C. the sixth jurisdiction in the nation to legally sanction euthanasia for patients who opt for it with the blessing of their physicians.
In an overwhelming vote of 11–2, the D.C. Council, led by councilwoman Mary Cheh, voted to pass the “Death With Dignity Act,” which advocates say is desperately needed to help those with debilitating illnesses pass in peace. Cheh is quoted as saying that there is an “urgent need” to allow patients to commit suicide with the help of their doctors, and that this “end-of-life care option”…
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