Denver, Colo., Nov 9, 2016 / 14:53 pm
In a lopsided Election Day vote, Colorado voters decided to legalize assisted suicide. Foes of the ballot measure warned that it will have grave consequences for the vulnerable.
"The mission we have as citizens of Colorado should be to help people live with dignity – not to offer them more options to kill themselves," the Colorado Catholic Conference said Nov. 9.
Colorado voters approved assisted suicide by a vote of 65 percent to 35 percent.
The conference said the passage of the assisted suicide measure was "a great travesty of compassion and choice for the sick, the poor, the elderly and our most vulnerable residents."