Secondly, we’ll firmly oppose physician assisted suicide (PAS) bills HB 643 / SB 701. PAS, euphemistically called “Death With Dignity,” puts at risk of suicide, the sick, elderly, intellectually and developmentally disabled, mentally ill and unsuspecting. There are no safeguards to protect against coercion and abuse of the vulnerable. In states where PAS is legal, some insurance companies are declining coverage of life-extending treatments and are instead, approving coverage for cheaper drug overdoses that end patients’ lives. PAS bills in 2019 here were defeated by only one vote! We must all stand up for God-ordained human life! We encourage all to speak out, write, email, or telephone your elected officials with your choice for life, righteousness and justice.