WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — Group to leave flowers and hold prayer vigil calling on Mayor Bowser to veto the legislation.
The vigil will be today, Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m. located at 7927 Orchid St NW, Washington, DC 20012-1133.
The Washington, D.C. City Council passed a bill to legalize assisted suicide on Tuesday despite opposition from black residents in the city, disability rights advocates, medical professionals and others.
Washington, D.C. Community activist Leona Redmond states;
“We are now seeing in states where physician assisted suicide laws have been passed, insurance companies refusing to provide medical care for the terminally ill and instead offering coverage for assisted suicide. This law disproportionately impacts the poor and disenfranchised in our city.”