Dreams that Lead to Action – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important African-American leaders in U.S. history and one of the iconic figures of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. King's fight against discrimination and segregation changed American history and gave hope to millions.
Roll-Back Assisted Suicide Before It’s Too Late
On Oct. 5 Gov. Jerry Brown signed ABx2-15 (Eggman) the so-called “End-of-Life Option Act,” authorizing physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to patients who are determined to have a terminal illness and less than six months to live.
Concern for Poor, Vulnerable Paramount in Response to Assisted-Suicide Law
The Bishops of California have issued the following statement:
“The decision of California’s Legislature and Governor Brown to place Californians at risk by making it legal for a physician to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs makes a travesty of compassion for the sick, care of the poor and protection of our most vulnerable residents.
“This is not Compassion” -
California Places Vulnerable at Risk with Assisted Suicide
(En Español) The Bishops of California, have issued the following statement after Governor Brown signed ABx2-15 (Eggman) the End-of-Life Option Act:
Pope Francis in the United States
Whether you spent the night on the National Mall hoping to catch a glimpse of the motorcade, held a golden ticket for an event or watched the Pope on television, you probably experienced the grace and goodness of the Holy Father.
Padre Junípero Serra – The Path to Canonization
On September 23, 2015, Pope Francis will preside over the canonization ceremony of Father Junipero Serra in Washington D.C. Long considered the “Apostle of California,” Serra will be honored by the Catholic Church as a symbol of heroic sacrifice and evangelization.
Assisted Suicide Clears Legislature
For their contribution to National Suicide Prevention Week, the California legislature approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The fate of the bill is now in the hands of the Governor.
Physician-Assisted Suicide Hearing Lacking Balance
The latest hearing on physician-assisted suicide (ABx2-15, Eggman, D-Stockton) was a well-orchestrated stage play designed to minimize the voices of those opposed to the bill. Although many “concerns” were raised by committee members, the softball questions were directed at proponents of the bill instead of the expert witnesses in opposition.
Even when supporting arguments were misleading and inaccurate, there was no opportunity to refute the misinformation.
Physician-Assisted Suicide Hearing Next Week
A policy hearing on Physician-Assisted Suicide is scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Please make your voice heard on this important issue and urge this committee to vote “NO” on ABx2 15. Since it is an extraordinary session, we will have little advance notice of the actual date and time for this hearing so it is imperative that your Assembly Member hears from you either via email or phone, that you do NOT support this bill!