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Second California Judge Refuses Assisted Suicide

by | Aug 17, 2015

By Wesley J. Smith

Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith

The suicide forces are 0 for 3 in recent court rulings.

This time, a San Francisco judge refused to overturn California’s law against assisted suicide.

From the NBC Bay Area News story:

[On Friday Judge Ernest] Goldsmith said he felt that by granting the petition he would be creating a judge-made law without input from constituents. He agreed the legislature would be better equipped to take on the issue.

The judge repeatedly expressed concern Friday about the possibility that, if the law was changed, a patient who is suffering financially from a terminal illness would be able to choose to die simply because their family wasn’t able to afford their continued medical expenses.

That would be a big yes, and yes.

Good for Judge Goldsmith

Editor’s note. This appeared on Wesley’s great blog.

Categories: Assisted Suicide