Congressman Attempts to Block DC Assisted Suicide


(The Corner) – The radical Washington DC City Council legalized assisted suicide–in a poor city where many lack adequate access to quality health care. Now Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) plans to block the bill from becoming law. From the Washington Post story:

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday he’ll use rarely invoked congressional authority to block a new law passed by the D.C. Council to allow doctors to help end the lives of terminally ill patients in the city. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) signed legislation in December that would have made the nation’s capital the seventh jurisdiction to authorize doctors to prescribe fatal drugs. The bill was transmitted Friday to Congress for a 30-day review.

Good. Washington DC is federal territory. In that sense, the DC poisonous ordinance is not ”local” but impacts all of us. CONTINUE