Monday, June 12, 2006

Assisted Suicide, the New Abortion?

To bans on gay marriage, flag burning, abortion, and stem cell research, Christian conservatives want to add one more: Oregon's Death With Dignity law. Kansas Senator Sam Brownback is leading the charge, and the Oregonian reports today that it may be the latest t-bone in a slate of red-meat initiatives designed to distract evangelical Christian voters from GOP incompetence and corruption: Republicans, confronting the possibility of losing control of Congress this November, are doing everything possible to mobilize their base of social conservatives, including a campaign emphasis on abortion, gay marriage and broadcasting decency. Now Oregon's assisted-suicide law -- and the threat of euthanasia -- may join the list of issues Republicans hope will win them political advantage.

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