Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Virginia Assisted Suicide Bill Failed to Move, Will Carry Over to 2025, Other Bills Dead

Dear Advocates,

More good news from the east coast! Virginia bill SB 280, which had passed in the Senate, failed to move forward in the House – despite last ditch efforts – and will carry over to 2025. Many thanks to the Virginia coalition which did outstanding work to prevent passage.

In the meantime, the following bills are now declared dead for 2024 and will NOT carry over to the new year. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

Euthanasia Bill Fails

Senator John Edwards, D-Roanake, broke with party lines in a Democrat-controlled panel by voting against Senate Bill 390. 

Per his vote, the bill was defeated in a Senate subcommittee with a 5-4 vote.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Bill Continued Forward to Next Session

Neptune, Virginia Beach
On January 16, 2020, HB 1649 was introduced in the Virginia Legislature and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

On February 7, 2020, on a voice vote it was continued forward to the next session in 2021. This was at the request of the bill's sponsor, essentially kicking the can down the road.

This is good news.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Patient-Directed Suicide Has Morphed into Family-Determined Suicide

To view original article, click here.

Recently the effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide has ramped up in Virginia. For 2,500 years, medicine has claimed the role of healer, but this dangerous public policy would change that by requiring a doctor’s participation in a patient’s demise .

Patients should never be conflicted about which role their physician plays.