FIC is pleased by Judge Julia Aurigemma’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to legalize physician assisted suicide. The culture of death will likely seek other means to pursue their goal–and FIC will be there to oppose them. Below is the e-mail alert I sent out on the afternoon of Mar. 8th, which predicted Judge Aurigemma’s ruling.

Victory for the Vulnerable?

I’m just back from Hartford Superior Court, where motions were heard on a lawsuit seeking a judge-created right to physician assisted suicide in Connecticut. Some quick highlights:

  • I think it likely that Judge Julia Aurigemma–who I once served as a temporary assistant clerk–will grant the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. “Judges aren’t supposed to legislate and people don’t like it when we do,” a skeptical Judge Aurigemma told the plaintiffs’ attorney.
  • FIC’s motion to intervene in the Kerrigan same-sex “marriage” lawsuit was discussed in relation to the Catholic Church’s motion to intervene in this case. The assisted suicide lawsuit is itself a product of Kerrigan: the cultural Left learned that Connecticut judges will grant them what the people and their elected representatives will not.
  • The rolling effect of S.B. 1098–the 2009 bill targeting Connecticut’s Catholic churches–continues. After being forced to withdraw 1098 in the wake of overwhelming opposition last year, the judiciary committee suddenly scheduled a hearing on assisted suicide–and just as suddenly canceled it when Sen. McLachlan and others called out co-chairs Michael Lawlor and Andrew McDonald for their pursuit of a personal vendetta against the Church. Last year, Lawlor and McDonald’s overreaching on 1098 inadvertently aided FIC’s success in securing the strongest religious liberty guarantees against same-sex “marriage” in the nation. Today, the effective defeat of the 2009 assisted suicide bill–Lawlor and McDonald’s “personal vendetta”–factored into Judge Aurigemma’s apparent concern that the plaintiffs were trying to get the court to legislate a victory that they could not win at the General Assembly.

2 Responses to “Victory for the Vulnerable!”

  1. on 09 Jun 2010 at 2:06 pmkd

    I worked to help get Blick dismissed. I would be interested in speaking with you.

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