Assisted suicide laws spread
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October 2019As of January 1, 2020, assisted suicide will be allowed in the District of Columbia as well as nine states: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Maine. In several other battleground states, assisted suicide has been tabled for further legislative discussion or is pending judicial review before becoming state law. The nation’s largest advocacy group for assisted suicide, Compassion & Choices, has openly identified Massachusetts, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, and Nevada as their next legislative targets.

“In a nation that has, by and large, rejected God and the Bible,” said Ed Vitagliano, AFA executive vice president, “it is not surprising that we have also rejected the idea that we are created in the image of God and have intrinsic value. If we no longer believe that, then we are prone to throw it away without care or concern.”

cbsnews.com, 6/13/19; nytimes.com, 7/8/19;
onenewsnow.com, 8/2/19