Kansas Sen. Brownback is sticking his mucky fingers where they do not belong. He's attempting to block Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law which would "bar doctors from prescribing federally controlled drugs for use in assisted suicide."
If you live under a rock, and don't know what Oregon's Death with Dignity Act is, then pay attention and I'll give you a quicky. It was passed in 1994 and again in 1997 by Oregon voters which gives patients a right to, with consulting their doctors and meeting criteria set, end their lives. Many people get up in arms over this, but why people would want others to live while suffering horrendous pain is beyond me. It's your life, it's your choice, and nobody has the right to take that choice away from you.
I think suicide is a selfish thing in most cases, but if you and your family have talked about it, and you're exceedingly ill, and in pain, and that's your choice, then who is anyone else to say differently? It certainly isn't up to the government.
Last January the Supreme Court held up our little law here when Bush decided to try and upend it, but apparently Sen. Brownback thinks that they're morons and don't know how to do their job. He thinks that this will be a great platform for Anti-suicide people to start making a stink.
Brownback says "When the law permits killing as a medical `treatment,' society's moral guidelines are blurred, and killing could gain acceptance as a solution for the chronically ill or vulnerable."
Good job Brownback! I'm so glad to see you're putting your focus on the important issues, like doctor assisted suicide laws that were passed over a decade ago, rather then oh...war or education. Who needs an education, right? With the tiny amount of Student Loans I get, it obviously isn't me!
Sen. Brownback is not from Oregon, he's from Kansas. Kansas does not have a Death with Dignity law, Oregon does. Oregon voters voted it in, twice and like I said before, the Supreme Court upheld it. Hmmm...
Don't you think that's a pretty big neon sign? Don't you see it? It's really clear...and it's flashing big red words: Dudes...stop messing with my state and go pay attention to something important for once.