Nine Democrats have sponsored new legislation to make Iowa the 4th state in the country making physician-assisted suicide legal. The nine include: State Reps. Brian Meyer (D-Des Moines), Dennis Cohoon (D-Burlington), Cindy Winckler (D-Davenport), Sally Stutsman (D-Riverside), Mary Mascher (D-Iowa City), Timi Brown-Powers (D-Waterloo), Mary Lynn Wolfe (D-Clinton), Marti Anderson (D-Des Moines), and Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D-Ames).
Iowans for LIFE opposes the so-called Iowa Death With Dignity Act. We promote the dignity of human life from fertilization to natural death.
The Heritage Foundation points out four flaws in these types of laws in a report published five years ago:
- Endanger the weak and vulnerable,
- Corrupt the practice of medicine and the doctor–patient relationship,
- Compromise the family and intergenerational commitments, and
- Betray human dignity and equality before the law
You can read the language of this bill, Senate File 212, here.