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Hawaii moves closer to dangerous physician-assisted suicide regime

Americans United for Life is disappointed by the Hawaii Senate’s decision to approve HB 2739, which would establish a state-sanctioned system for physician-assisted suicide. As AUL pointed out in our letter to Senate leaders, many in the bioethics, legal, and medical fields have raised significant questions regarding the existence of abuses and failures in jurisdictions that have approved assisted suicide, including a lack of reporting and accountability, coercion, and failure to ensure the competency of the person considering assisted suicide. America’s most vulnerable citizens, including those who are elderly, terminally ill, disabled, and depressed, are worthy of life and equal protection under the law. AUL strongly urges Governor Ige to veto this fatally flawed legislation.