Gov. Brown and his Democratic Party majority in the California state Legislature have benevolently given people the “right to die.” Assisted suicide is now legal in California, but we have to ask ourselves: What is the government’s incentive to help people die?

Governments do not grant rights. Rights are inherent. But, if the government says it is granting you a right, it can also use that power to take that right away, or force it upon you when it becomes beneficial to society as judged by politicians.

The government does not need give anyone permission to commit suicide. And that leads to the question: What motivates a government to give you permission to end your life and assist you in the process?

I believe we will see a day in our lifetimes when the right to kill ourselves will be forced upon us. With assisted suicide and socialized medicine, the right to die becomes a standard for the state forcing death on the infirmed and vulnerable.

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Terri Schiavo’s family knows what it is like for the government to give someone “permission” to die.

Father Frank Pavone was close to the Terri Schiavo situation and has been fighting assisted-suicide laws across the country. He joined me on my show, “America Trends with Dr. Gina,” to give his unique perspective and convincing arguments against assisted suicide:

My adopted son, Samuel, who has Down Syndrome, could have been judged to have been in pain and suffering after his birth. He was born with 10 congenital issues, and the doctors told me we were adopting him just to be his parents listed on his death certificate.

My son is happy and healthy now nine years later, but I am sure he was costing the state of Florida a lot of money to keep him alive as my husband and I traveled there to adopt him. I assure you, if the government would have been able to grant him an end to what they deemed as suffering, they would have not hesitated a moment to “allow” Samuel to “die with dignity.”

Samuel and Gina Loudon

Samuel and Gina Loudon

Proponents of assisted suicide very effectively use the “die with dignity” argument to convince people to support the issue, but they fail to mention that people can already die with dignity.

This is another issue where people on the left are science deniers. Medicine has become so advanced, that not only can we extend people’s lives longer than ever, but we can also make them very comfortable at the end of life.

Hospice allows people to die with dignity without forcing death upon them. With the recent passing of my mother, I saw the comfort measures they were able to give her.

Never underestimate the voracious appetite of government to consume your individual rights. Your rights do not come from government. They come from God. Therefore, the government cannot “give” you rights or freedoms. It can only regulate them and take them as it sees fit to benefit society or serve its own selfish desire for more power.

Next you may ask yourself why the government is so enamored with the idea of “giving” you the right to marry, be born, die, etc.

Just think about it. Mengele did.

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