This vote took place during “Extraordinary Session” 2015 which was called to address Medi-Cal costs.
MEASURE: ABX2 15
TOPIC: End of life.
LOCATION: ASM. FLOOR
MOTION: AB 15 EGGMAN Assembly Third Reading Second Extraordinary Session
(AYES 44. NOES 35.) (PASS)
Alejo Baker Bloom Bonilla
Bonta Burke Calderon Campos
Chau Chiu Chu Cooley
Cooper Dababneh Dodd Eggman
Frazier Cristina Garcia Eduardo Garcia Gatto
Gomez Gordon Gray Hadley
Holden Irwin Jones-Sawyer Levine
Low Maienschein McCarty Medina
Mullin Nazarian Perea Quirk
Rendon Salas Mark Stone Thurmond
Ting Weber Wood Atkins
Achadjian Travis Allen Bigelow Brough
Brown Chang Chávez Dahle
Beth Gaines Gallagher Gipson Gonzalez
Grove Harper Roger Hernández Jones
Kim Lackey Linder Lopez
Mathis Mayes Melendez Obernolte
O’Donnell Olsen Patterson Ridley-Thomas
Rodriguez Santiago Steinorth Wagner
Waldron Wilk Williams
ABSENT, ABSTAINING, OR NOT VOTING
This is the Senate Vote:
MEASURE: ABX2 15
TOPIC: End of life.
LOCATION: SEN. FLOOR
MOTION: Assembly 3rd Reading AB15 Eggman By Wolk and Monning
(AYES 23. NOES 15.) (PASS)
Allen Beall Block De León
Galgiani Glazer Hall Hancock
Hernandez Hertzberg Hill Jackson
Lara Leno Leyva Liu
McGuire Mitchell Monning Pavley
Roth Wieckowski Wolk
Anderson Bates Berryhill Cannella
Gaines Huff Mendoza Moorlach
Morrell Nguyen Nielsen Runner
Stone Vidak Fuller
NO VOTE RECORDED
Mary Shelley, still in her teens, was challenged by her friends to write a scary story. Yes, she won the bet. (A promising sign, when your competitor/friends are Lord Byron and Percy Shelley!) Her book depicted what would happen to medical ethics if it was blindly and blithely seen as a tool of the industrial revolution: Scientism. It is the ethical idea that if something could technically be done using scientific tools then it ‘should be done’. Scientism is the belief that science creates its own ethical rules.
Her book, “Frankenstein” riveted the Western world and continues to echo in this day. The recent revelation of Planned Parenthood’s ‘production’ of human organs on demand (‘Livers? Oh, Yes; get lots of orders for livers, and hearts and lungs.’)
For some reason the Director of Medical Services for PP felt she needed to admit that intact brains are a bit tougher. They have to crush the skull you know.
But somethings just never change. Everyone remembers it was Fredric Frankenstein, the Doctor who was the real perpetrator, the ethical monster. And even he had procurement challenges.. “A brain.. Igor. I still need a brain”.
PP and the abortion industry at-large are handsomely funded by the government, and particularly here in California by the state government. The state in many ways serves the abortion industry, and not its actual citizens or their values.
We will not soon ‘change the mind’ of perpetrators like PP’s ‘physicians’ or other Dr. Fredric Frankensteins. But there are those who facilitate, who help, who co-ordinate with resources, (and by resources I mean our tax money); like the State of California, PP’s favorite “Igor”. Well according to the state constitution, the state is supposed to be working for us, its citizens, not the blood crazed who hide behind a ‘false science’ those who kill on request via ‘medicine’, who sell the human organs, ‘for science’.
Government helping, facilitating, serving such twisted science is the improper place of government.
We must stop the government funding of such evil enterprises.
No Igor. You are not to do such things. You work for us.
Because of the high risk of encouraging suicide amongst the vulnerable, international media ethics prescribe careful guidelines for coverage of every suicide. Of particular import: the instructions not to sensationalize or romaticize the suicidal act, not to offer the ‘justifying reasons’ or publish the suicide note or statements of the individual killed. All of that is now out the window in California.
The tragedy of a young California woman, Brittany Maynard, is the principle vehicle used by C&C (formerly known as the Hemlock Society) to carry this message of ‘compassionate’ killing. Simultaneous stories in People Magazine, and in every newspaper in the nation announced her ‘declaration’ to take her own life on November 1st, 2014.
Many individuals have faced illnesses similar to Brittany’s brain cancer, and lived for years. Amazingly, the day prior to “D Day” Nov 1, Brittany announced that she too would like to put it off a bit longer. Something or someone influenced Brittany to ‘get back on schedule’ and she did indeed die of poisoning on Nov 1.
While supposedly ‘private’, this was one of the most public ‘self-killings’ of recent times.
It was clear then and even clearer on Weds. March 25th, that many others were directly involved in both Brittany’s care and and the promulgation of her final decision. A Compassion in Choices media team had recorded numerous videos of Brittany, her husband and parents as they emotionally agitated for a change in California law. These video pleas and personal testimony were repeated for California’s Senate Committee on Health and hundreds of proponents and opponents lined up to state their position.
But the mediagenic nature of Brittany’s lethal decision was clearly front and center.
The California Senate Health Committee, after watching Brittany’s ‘good by’ video and hearing emotional testimony by those who seek to remove the law against third-party involvement in suicide (“assisting suicide”) as well as considerable countervailing documentation of killing of the non-terminal, doctor shopping and manipulated suicide by heirs, voted SB 128 out and on to the Judiciary Committee.
It is expected to be heard in Senate Judiciary in April.
Here is the Senate Health Committee membership with links.
Please let your Senator know of your care or concern for their vote.
Senators Richard Roth, Wolk, Hernandez, Hall, Mitchell and Monning supported suicide
Senators Nielsen and Nguyen opposed.
Senator Pan abstained.