California State Senator, Senate District 17 (R-Antelope Valley)
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"A better solution is to support hospice care and ensure people have access to medications and pain management. Even, studies have shown that when pain management and proper care are taken care of, suicidal desires almost always disappear.
California should not rush to the conclusion that assisted-suicide is the best solution but we should continue to support proposals to increase access to pain management and hospice care, which are truly the most compassionate way."
("Physician-Assisted Suicide," Senator Runner's Week in Review, February 3, 2006)