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Stop Gorsuch

Deadly enemy of liberty -- Clearly unqualified

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Senator Durbin - 202-224-2152 or 312-353-4952.  Click here to send him an email or see his mailing address. 
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Death With Dignity National Center

Tell your senators to filibuster.  Don't allow a vote on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

Gorsuch opposes medical aid in dying and wrote The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (2006), heralded as “the most comprehensive argument against their legalization--ever published.”

By itself, this disqualifies him.  It proves he is an enemy of fundamental human liberty -- the right to control your own body.  It's one thing to say, "I'm uncomfortable with aid in dying -- it's not for me."  It's another thing entirely to say, "I'm going to impose my personal view on everyone else."

We cannot allow someone so vehemently opposed to our right to a peaceful death on the highest court in the land. 

If Judge Gorsuch sits on the high court, medical aid in dying in every state could be in danger. Twice since 1998 our movement has prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court and achieved protection for Oregon’s medical aid-in-dying law from federal tampering. We will need to devote substantial energy and resources to defend the practice in the six jurisdictions where it is already authorized. And we could imagine a Supreme Court decision that bans the practice nationwide. A change in the Court’s position could mean an end to the freedom to choose a death in line with our values across the country.

We may be entering the most challenging era this movement has ever seen. It could be the difference between the opportunity to build on the momentum of California, Colorado and Washington, D.C., and seeing the right to a peaceful death ripped away from millions of Americans.

And Gorsuch is not only against aid in dying.  He has written opinions upholding the right of employers to use "religious objections" to deny women access to critically needed healthcare.  This op-ed by Rita Colorito that appeared in the Chicago Tribune on February 16 is a real eye opener!!  Check it out.

We can't let the Senate confirm extremist Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who would be a rubber stamp for bigoted, un-American assaults on our Constitution.  Our rights, our values, our democracy, and the rule of law itself are at stake.

Contact your senators today -- let them know:  Filibuster, and if that fails, vote against Gorsuch.  He is clearly unqualified, and a deadly enemy of human liberty.