Catholic actor Martin Sheen has recorded TV and radio ads opposing Washington state’s Initiative 1000 that seeks to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.
In the TV ad, Sheen says, “People who are ill need real medical care and compassion, not lethal drugs.”
In the radio ad, Sheen warns insurance companies might exploit legalized assisted suicide to avoid paying for palliative care for terminally ill patients.
“It’s a dangerous idea that could hurt thousands of low-income people who need medical care,” Sheen says. “It’s a step backwards, and I urge you to vote ‘No.’”