Life Has No Value: California Approves Assisted Suicide


governor jerry brownGov. Jerry Brown approved an end-of-life measure Monday that allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to quicken the deaths of terminally ill patients. Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, said he had difficulty in approving the assisted-suicide law and had to “reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.”

California is now the fifth state to permit assisted suicide, following Vermont, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. Read more at the Los Angeles Times.



  1. I’m not very surprised. In theory the catholic religion is supposed to forbid suicide, euthanasia and so on. In practice, see Belgium – enough said. One last thing: we are in exile and it is none of my business that catholic hospitals, nursing homes, hospices have protocols which are compliant with catholic doctrine and yet “shorten suffering”, but I do have a problem with them being applied to unwilling patients, especially if not catholic but even if they are, patients who have no idea nor do their families, and who hardly understand the implications of “informed choice” forms. Please everyone be very careful and talk to a trustworthy doctor, who will also help a lot in relating to our Rabbi the true and accurate facts about the medical condition.

  2. #1
    You and all others who hold the same are very wrong.
    Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky was perturbed that when
    an Abortion Clinic opened near Monsey,yidden continued going about about their business untroubled apparently by the development