Washington assisted suicide ballot push is part of national plan, critics claim (CNA)

Seattle, Sep 19, 2008 / 05:34 am (CNA).- Critics of a proposed assisted suicide initiative in Washington state have charged that it is part of a strategy to legalize assisted suicide throughout the country. Arguing that the passage of Initiative 1000, also called the ?Washington Death with Dignity Act,? would make doctors into killers, they argue the bill lacks mental health safeguards and claim its adoption into law would also reverse longstanding beliefs that suicide is a tragedy.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~4/397099190

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[quote=CNA article]“It is based on the premise that, if just one more state follows Oregon’s lead, then other states will fall in line,” Marker wrote, saying that assisted suicide activists selected Washington state as a target for their advocacy.

This quote seems to be the basis of the headline and title of the thread. But I think the headline is a bit misleading since there isn’t a nationwide plan, just a plan for one state and an assumption that other states would naturally follow.

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