The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the federal laws now on the books donâ€™t permit the Bush administration to block Oregon doctors from helping terminally ill patients kill themselves.
But will Congress react to the courtâ€™s ruling by passing a law to give the Bush administration the power to stop assisted suicide?
In the hours after the courtâ€™s ruling Tuesday, some social conservatives urged Congress to act: â€œIt is entirely appropriate for Congress to revise the Controlled Substances Act to make clear that federally-regulated drugs may not be used to facilitate state-sanctioned assisted suicide,â€ said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a social conservative group with clout in Republican ranks.
On behalf of those of us who would like to leave this mortal coil peacefully with a modicum of dignity, might I just say to Tony Perkins:
Mind your own business and fuck off.