The race between Democrat David Gill, Republican Rodney Davis and independent John Hartman in Illinois’ 13th congressional district is among a handful of red hot contests under way in downstate Illinois.
The candidates are up on the airwaves with ads and the national groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Campaign Committee are spreading big bucks around trying to secure or maintain majorities in the U.S. House. Press conferences are being held at gas stations, in cornfields and, of course, in front of American flags…
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…Gill’s work history includes being fired from a job as a doctor at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington because of his views on physician-assisted suicide, which is illegal.
Here’s what Gill said about physician-assisted suicide back in 1997.
“I don’t think people should have to put up with the amount of suffering the state says they have to. A lot of physicians feel disgruntled, ashamed and disgusted in their inability to assist patients,” Gill said in an article in The (Bloomington) Pantagraph.
He added that physician-assisted suicides already occur.