House Bill 1054 seeks to legalize physician assisted suicide. A law allowing assisted suicide would demean the lives of vulnerable patients and expose them to exploitation by those who feel they are better off dead. Such a policy would corrupt the medical profession, whose ethical code calls on physicians to serve life and never to kill. The voiceless or marginalized in our society – the poor, the frail elderly, and racial minorities would be the first to feel pressure to die.
The Colorado Catholic Conference OPPOSES this legislation.
This bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, February 4th at 1:30 p.m. , in House Committee room 112.
Please contact your Representative and the members of the Judiciary Committee and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1054 which would legalize physician assisted suicide in Colorado.
To see a video from Archbishop Aquila on this important issue, please CLICK HERE
TO FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR CLICK HERE
TO READ HB 1054 CLICK HERE
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Rep. Daniel Kagan D HD 3 Chair
Rep. Pete Lee D HD 18 Vice Chair
Rep. Terri Carver R HD 20
Rep. Lois Court D HD 6
Rep. Tim Dore R HD 64
Rep. Mike Foote D HD 12
Rep. Polly Lawrence R HD 39
Rep. Paul Lundeen R HD 19
Rep. Jovan Melton
Rep. Joe Salazar D HD 31
Rep. Yeulin Willett R HD 54