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Wash. voters approve assisted suicide initiative
The Seattle Times ^ | 12-4-08 | Curt Woodward

Posted on 11/05/2008 10:36:58 AM PST by pinkpanther111

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Voters approved Initiative 1000 on Tuesday, making Washington the second state to give terminally ill people the option of medically assisted suicide.

The ballot measure, patterned after Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law, allows a terminally ill person to be prescribed lethal medication, which would be self-administered.

With about 43 percent of the expected vote counted Tuesday in unofficial returns, I-1000 was being approved by a margin of about 58 percent to about 42 percent.

Supporters, led publicly by Democratic former Gov. Booth Gardner, said the initiative would provide a compassionate way for terminally ill people to die.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: assistedsuicide; cultureofdeath; moralabsolutes; prolife; suicide; suicideprolife; wa2008
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The politics of life did not carry over to Washington...
1 posted on 11/05/2008 10:37:04 AM PST by pinkpanther111
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To: wagglebee; narses

*PING*


2 posted on 11/05/2008 10:37:46 AM PST by pinkpanther111
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To: pinkpanther111

If Seattle residents participate in this activity more than the rest of the state, then I’m all for it.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 10:38:39 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart

I agree. It’s like abortion, if they want to continue killing their own babies, you know what, go for it.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 10:40:02 AM PST by tiniyo
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To: pinkpanther111

Wash. voters approve assisted suicide initiative

It should be this:
Wash. voters suicide initiative, approved!
I would vote for that!


5 posted on 11/05/2008 10:41:17 AM PST by Holicheese (Get up Tom Brady, get up! PLEASE!!)
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To: pinkpanther111
Supporters, led publicly by Democratic former Gov. Booth Gardner, said the initiative would provide a compassionate way for terminally ill people to die.

I believe that's another way of saying that the state will provide a compassionate way to put the old, the sick, and the depressed down like dogs.

6 posted on 11/05/2008 10:41:50 AM PST by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Libertina; Scutter; blasater1960; conservative cat; cherry; SatinDoll; lilycicero; E. Cartman; ...
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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

7 posted on 11/05/2008 10:42:12 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: pinkpanther111

Rats!
I was hoping this was Washington D.C.!!!!


8 posted on 11/05/2008 10:42:21 AM PST by G Larry (Barack’s character has been molded by extremists)
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To: pinkpanther111

Our state moto-

Come to Washington and die..

We can kill you just as good as Oregon.

Woo hoo!!!


9 posted on 11/05/2008 10:44:01 AM PST by delchiante
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To: pinkpanther111

I think all of America voted in Assisted Suicide this year.


10 posted on 11/05/2008 10:44:05 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: pinkpanther111

Oh good...you are alive.


11 posted on 11/05/2008 10:44:19 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: pinkpanther111

Unfortunately, it had been clear for several months that this was going to happen.


12 posted on 11/05/2008 10:44:37 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: pinkpanther111
We can argue that it's about the economy, the bail-out, taxes, etc.. But these anti-life issues have God removing his hand from us. Ain't no way we're going to do this alone.

Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD."

13 posted on 11/05/2008 10:44:42 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: pinkpanther111
The politics of life do not exist in Washington.

Back in '71, before Roe, Washington voters legalized abortion on demand via initiative.

In '98, an initiative to ban partial birth abortion was defeated in a landslide. It even lost in conservative eastern Washington, except for one very tiny county.

The West Coast states are quite different from the heartland.

14 posted on 11/05/2008 10:45:13 AM PST by Publius
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To: lilycicero

I am, as long as I stay out of Washington state that is!

(tied up with election stuff. Free for a little while now.. GOOD TO SEE YA!)


15 posted on 11/05/2008 10:47:03 AM PST by pinkpanther111
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To: tiniyo; Admin Moderator; Jim Robinson
I agree. It’s like abortion, if they want to continue killing their own babies, you know what, go for it.

Hey newbie, Free Republic is a conservative PRO-LIFE forum, you and your ilk have succeeded in disrupting the election by nearly frying the servers last night. So, why don't you just go away now.

16 posted on 11/05/2008 10:47:21 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: pinkpanther111
The Culture Of Death is found at both ends of the life spectrum. Kill babies and kill the sick because they cost too much money. Liberals are such a compassionate bunch of folks!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

17 posted on 11/05/2008 10:54:30 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Publius
Seattle is the San Francisco of the Northwest. Rotten and sick to the core. They re-elected corrupt Governor Fraudoire. Ain't that special now?

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

18 posted on 11/05/2008 10:56:19 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: tiniyo

“It’s like abortion, if they want to continue killing their own babies, you know what, go for it.”

One difference. In an abortion, a doctor does the killing. In this case, the patient offs himself


19 posted on 11/05/2008 10:58:01 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: pinkpanther111

UH hello...that’s where our orders are taking us next...so it’s just a buffet of choices in that BLUE state.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 10:59:11 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: pinkpanther111
Great.... Well, I voted against it at least... I was hoping there would be at least one piece of good news from this election, but no, it appears to be entirely dismal from top down.
21 posted on 11/05/2008 10:59:39 AM PST by Kaylee Frye (everything's shiny)
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To: AppyPappy

You forgot the other difference, a patient chooses death but the baby doesn’t get a choice.


22 posted on 11/05/2008 11:01:22 AM PST by BubbaBasher (www.HypocriteLibs.org - Tracking the Slandering Liars in the MSM)
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To: pinkpanther111

I lived there the first 17 years of my life..
...I hope I do not live there the last year of my life.


23 posted on 11/05/2008 11:03:13 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: lilycicero

I just moved from a Blue State and here ya go taking my place in another!

Yes quite a buffet


24 posted on 11/05/2008 11:03:26 AM PST by pinkpanther111
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To: snarkytart

There is a certain portion of the population in general who I hope takes advantage of this!


25 posted on 11/05/2008 11:04:05 AM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: pinkpanther111

I am disgusted with this. Even in my conservative county in eastern WA, which voted heavily for McCain, this initiative was easily approved.


26 posted on 11/05/2008 11:05:48 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: goldstategop
That is the game plan and unfortunately it is going to spread from there, held up as the model for every state to follow.
27 posted on 11/05/2008 11:06:43 AM PST by pinkpanther111
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To: Flycatcher; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
I believe that's another way of saying that the state will provide a compassionate way to put the old, the sick, and the depressed down like dogs.

You're exactly right about that.

28 posted on 11/05/2008 11:07:52 AM PST by lonevoice (Ich bin ein plumber)
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To: sionnsar
Shocked!

Seriously, what this election, and other recent life experiences have taught me: being a gentlman is a loser. Rudeness wins. In business, and in politics.

29 posted on 11/05/2008 11:07:57 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: BubbaBasher; AppyPappy

But both involve a physician getting blood on his/her hands too. Just like the pharmacists who will be forced to dispense abortifacients, MDs will also one day be forced to participate in this act of killing too.


30 posted on 11/05/2008 11:08:44 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: pinkpanther111
Wash. voters approve assisted suicide initiative

Didn't they already do that when they elected Patrica Bin Murray to the U.S. Senate?

31 posted on 11/05/2008 11:09:08 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: pinkpanther111

Here in Washington, Obama drew out so many Democrats, we passed the largest sales tax increase ever to pay for a light rail that few will ride. We became the 2nd state to allow Dr. assisted suicide, and we voted No on synchronizing traffic lights so we spend less time with cars at idle wasting gas. And the much hated Gov. Gegoire, who stole the election away from challenger Rossi in 2004 only after finding enough lost votes to pull ahead in the 3rd recount. She beet Rossi in the rematch by a big margin.


32 posted on 11/05/2008 11:09:14 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: AppyPappy

Word to the wise: When sick, do not lay down.


33 posted on 11/05/2008 11:10:42 AM PST by Mashood
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To: pinkpanther111

Well, if Boeing goes out of business they can always open up a Soylent Green factory.


34 posted on 11/05/2008 11:11:36 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (LIBERAL MEDIA PICKS GOP CANDIDATE STORY AT 11:00!)
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To: pinkpanther111
They never do. I've lived here over 20 years, and the ONLY pro-life victory I can recall is when we defeated I-119 in 1992. I don't think the Marxists/Socialists here have ever voted pro-life on any abortion measure. If it involves sucking out a baby, they're all for it.

Washington: the Death State.

35 posted on 11/05/2008 11:12:36 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: wagglebee
Uh, I don't think you “got” the point... I think they're saying- sarcastically, of course- that if that's what the left wants, let them have it, thus reducing their own numbers. Does that help? Remember, it's SARCASM.
36 posted on 11/05/2008 11:14:02 AM PST by luckymom (Forget the baby whales, save the baby humans.)
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To: pinkpanther111

A vote means nothing in the state of Washington. The State imposes it’s will upon the sheeple, and the sheeple accept it carte blanche. This is no longer America. It is Amerika!


37 posted on 11/05/2008 11:17:14 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge.)
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To: anniegetyourgun; BubbaBasher; AppyPappy

“Assisted suicide” is NOTHING more than a repackaged version of euthanasia.

What a doctor is being asked to do here is to prescribe drugs that if taken as directed WILL ONLY result in the patient’s death. This is the doctor killing the patient. If a person has strep throat, the doctor will prescribe an antibiotic and if this is taken as directed, the strep throat will go away — we DO NOT call this “physician assisted” medical treatment.


38 posted on 11/05/2008 11:18:01 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: luckymom

Then they should denote it as sarcasm or come back and clarify. Because there have been a lot of posts on here over the years where a person has expressed this point and been totally serious.


39 posted on 11/05/2008 11:20:05 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: pinkpanther111

they are going to need it..... it’s one of the only ways to avoid the Obama tax increases. (just be sure to died BEFORE Jan 20, 2009.)


40 posted on 11/05/2008 11:22:36 AM PST by bpjam (I don't see my country on TV. Which America are they showing?)
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To: pinkpanther111

I actually was surprised that the voters passed this. But what the heck the whole night was full of surprises. I honestly thought I would wake up today to find out that Rossi was our governor. The liberals have such a stranglehold on this state I don’t know if we can ever break free.


41 posted on 11/05/2008 11:25:59 AM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: AppyPappy
One difference. In an abortion, a doctor does the killing. In this case, the patient offs himself.

Purportedly offs himself, you mean. At least for now. In days to come the doctor will drop the pretence and just go ahead and kill him.

Cordially,

42 posted on 11/05/2008 11:30:18 AM PST by Diamond ( </Obama>)
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To: Mashood

Amen. I’ve been a lurker for many years but last night and today takes me over the top. I’d rather donate to Free Republic than to the local ‘charities’ that claim to value life but support pro-abortion and other pro-death policies.

Their ‘death with dignity’ really means that your life is only useful when it serves their ends.


43 posted on 11/05/2008 11:33:08 AM PST by organicchemist
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To: organicchemist
Their ‘death with dignity’ really means that your life is only useful when it serves their ends.

You are exactly right, and it is only a matter of time before the "right" to die becomes a "duty" to die.

Welcome to FR.

44 posted on 11/05/2008 11:35:47 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: pinkpanther111

I will add Washington to my ever-growing list of western states I never plan to visit again. Along with Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico and Montana.

There’s always Idaho, though. Or Utah.


45 posted on 11/05/2008 11:36:11 AM PST by Donkey-Konger
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To: snarkytart
If Seattle residents participate in this activity more than the rest of the state, then I’m all for it.

Make it readily available in colleges statewide...start with Evergreen State.

46 posted on 11/05/2008 12:09:52 PM PST by E. Cartman (Will Bush, Bernanke or Paulson let Uncle Sam handle their personal wealth?)
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To: pinkpanther111
If you want to kill yourself, go for it. I'm not stopping you. Everyone should have their own choice if they want to kill yourself or not.

HOWEVER

Having someone help you kill yourself is just asking for all sorts of stupid situations. Can you imagine all the dumb circumstances this is going to create:

Deciding at last minute not to kill yourself, but talked into anyway

Having someone decide you are to chicken to kill yourself and they help you anyway against your objection.

Handicaps, Retards, Old timers, all are going to be persuaded to kill themselves ... or helped without being persuaded ...

[insert stupid scenario here] etc ...

Talk about a stupid initiative.

If you cant commit suicide on your own, you have lost your right to do it.

47 posted on 11/05/2008 1:10:46 PM PST by 08bil98z24 (Disgusted, Disappointed, Demoralized)
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To: pinkpanther111; sionnsar
Sorry to hear this. Start praying!



~ PRAYER ~

St. Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle
 Be our protection against the wickedness
and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we  humbly pray,
 and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
 by the power of God,
 Thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.
 Amen
+

48 posted on 11/05/2008 1:22:25 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: E. Cartman

49 posted on 11/05/2008 3:22:47 PM PST by Clock King (Democracy has failed completely.)
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To: pinkpanther111
Pinged from Terri Dailies


50 posted on 11/05/2008 4:18:47 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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