José H. Gomez, Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, in a June 8, 2016 statement, "Come to the End of Life in California," available at the Angelus News website, stated:

“The logic of assisted suicide leads inevitably to the government and corporate administrators essentially deciding which lives are worth saving and caring for and who would be better off dead. The criteria for such decisions will always be arbitrary and the process will always mean the strong and powerful deciding the fate of those who are weak and less influential in society. This is the beginning of tyranny… The proper response to an unjust law is conscientious objection. And this is an unjust law.”

June 8, 2016