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Friday, November 4, 2016

Action Needed - City Council of DC - Voted in favor of Assisted Suicide

Calls are needed to be made to the Mayor of Washington DC.

On November 1st, the City Council of Washington DC voted in favor of Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia law with a vote of 11-2,  despite strong opposition by the African American community.

 Write to DC Mayor Bowser to veto physician-assisted suicide measure:
“The D.C. Death With Dignity Act,” B21-38.

The council will hold a final vote on the bill, possibly as early as Nov. 15,” according to the Washington Post.

"Many in the black community distrust the health-care system and fear that racism in life will translate into discrimination in death, said Patricia King, a Georgetown Law School professor who has written about the racial dynamics of assisted death.

“Historically, African Americans have not had a lot of control over their bodies, and I don’t think offering them assisted suicide is going to make them feel more autonomous,” King said.

Contact Mayor Browser and urge her to veto “The D.C. Death With Dignity Act,” B21-38.

Wash. DC Mayor Browser
Phone: (202) 727-2643                                      
TTY: 711

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