On Wednesday Rep. Dan Douglas (R – Bentonville) filed H.B. 1536 effectively legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Arkansas.
This bad bill lets doctors prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients.
Unlike some assisted suicide proposals, H.B. 1536 doesn’t require the patient to be referred to a counselor before being given the suicide drugs.
Under H.B. 1536, Christian hospitals, hospices, and healthcare facilities would not be able to stop doctors who work for them from prescribing suicide drugs to their patients.
In other states, laws like this one have made it possible for elderly, ill, or vulnerable individuals to be euthanized. H.B. 1536 does not contain safeguards to prevent that from happening in Arkansas.
This bad bill fundamentally disrespects the sanctity of innocent human life.
Please encourage your state representative and your state senator to oppose H.B. 1536 by Rep. Dan Douglas, the bill allowing physician-assisted suicide in Arkansas.
You can leave a message for your state representative by calling the Arkansas House switchboard during normal business hours at (501) 682-6211.
You can leave a message for your state senator by calling the Arkansas Senate switchboard during normal business hours at (501) 682-2902.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide have become so acceptable in Europe than 25% of deaths in Netherlands are now caused by doctors. The same problem could be coming to the U.S.
Doctors in Belgium are pushing the limits when it comes to assisted-suicide and euthanasia, and the same problems could be coming to the U.S.