As we discussed, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana. Also Maryland and Maine have legalized gay marriage, the first time that step has been taken by popular referendum. But Massachusetts, to its credit, is voting down a measure that would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
In Massachusetts, ballots are still being tallied, but it appears voters have rejected a move to legalize physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
“My late husband Sen. Edward Kennedy called quality, affordable health care for all the cause of his life,” Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., wrote in a Cape Code op-ed.
“Question 2 turns his vision of health care for all on its head by asking us to endorse patient suicide — not patient care — as our public policy for dealing with pain and the financial burdens of care at the end of life,” she said.
With about 93 percent of the votes counted, the measure is failing by 51 to 49.
I appreciate how we have here in Mrs. Kennedy’s remarks a pro-life argument cast in liberal terms.
I have never understood what is so liberal about believing in abortion and euthanasia. As we saw with the Democratic national convention, liberals will go on and on about protecting the weak, the vulnerable, and the marginalized, only to throw out all of that rhetoric when it comes to protecting the weakest, the most vulnerable, and the most marginalized of all, namely, unwanted children.