By Jenny Kraska, Executive Director, Colorado Catholic Conference
Ballot proposals are always important policy questions for the State of Colorado. Too often, however, voters overlook them. Voters often will choose candidates for the offices at the top of the ticket and ignore issues that appear later on the ballot.
It is vitally important for voters to understand the significance of what ballot proposals would mean for the direction of our state and how important it is to vote on them – especially Proposition 106.
This November Colorado voters will be asked to vote on Proposition 106 to determine whether or not physician- assisted suicide should be legalized in this state. This is a poorly written proposal that invites abuse of the most vulnerable. To sanction the taking of innocent human life is to contradict a primary purpose of law in an ordered society. This law would be bad for patients, bad for doctors, bad for families and bad for Colorado.