Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2017 / 03:05 am
A repeal of Washington, D.C.'s physician-assisted suicide law moved through the U.S. House on Monday, but is in a race against time to pass through Congress and be signed by President Trump by Friday.
Members of Congress "have the Constitutional responsibility to do this," Gloria Purvis, host of the show "Morning Glory" on EWTN Global Catholic Radio, told CNA of the move to repeal D.C.'s "Death With Dignity Act."
The city council did not "even seek the voice of their own people" through putting the issue to a referendum even though community leaders, disability rights groups and many African-American senior citizens opposed it, Purvis, who has also served on the National Black Catholic Congress' Leadership Commission on Social Justice, noted.
The House Oversight Committee voted 22-14 on Monday to send a measure disapproving of Washington, D.C.'s assisted suicide law to the House floor for a vote, Jason Calvi of EWTN News Nightly reported.