American Family Association Donation Returned

Even a group whose unfortunate mission is to prevent the terminally ill from getting help to end their lives is distancing itself from the hate group also known as the American Family Association. The AFA was the largest donor to the Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide, a group formed to fight against a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would allow patients to self administer life ending drugs.

A group opposed to a question that would allow terminally ill patients to self-administer life-ending drugs is returning a $250,000 donation from a conservative Mississippi-based organization with anti-gay and anti-Muslim views.

The American Family Association was the largest single donor to the Committee Against Physician Assisted Suicide, which has raised more than $900,000 to oppose the question.

So it appears that this is a double win for those of us hoping for basic human rights. We bask in the glow of the homophobic AFA getting slapped in the face and we get $250,000 off the books of a group looking to prevent terminally ill patients from ending their pain and dying with dignity.

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