By Michael Cook Around the world, lobbyists for legalising physician-assisted suicide (PAS) use Oregon as an example of safe, successful, and carefully drafted legislation. Every year the state publishes what appears to be a comprehensive annual report. Nonetheless, the statistics are still foggy. It is impossible to verify them, since all source records are destroyed after …Continue reading "Significant gaps in information about Oregon’s benchmark assisted dying law"
By Right to Life UK A lack of critical information about complications in cases of assisted suicide; an increase in the proportion of people who end their lives being concerned about being a burden; a reduction in the length of the doctor-patient relationship before an assisted suicide; and a collapse in psychiatric evaluation ahead of …Continue reading "Major review published in BMJ journal reveals widespread problems with Oregon’s assisted suicide regime"
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Oregon Right to Life (ORTL), the state affiliate of National Right to Life, sued for relief from Oregon’s requirement that employee health insurance plans provide coverage for abortion. “As a pro-life organization, no one questions that we hold deep moral objections to abortion,” said ORTL executive director Lois Anderson. “We are only asking for …Continue reading "Oregon Right to Life Sues Over Oregon’s Abortion-Coverage Mandate in Health Insurance"
By Oregon Right to Life Among the radical pro-abortion bills that were passed in 2022, you might remember the $15 million given to the unaccountable non-profit organization Seeding Justice. The bill indicated that the money should be used “for advancing reproductive health equity.” Last month, Seeding Justice disbursed $5 million from the fund to “increase abortion access.” …Continue reading "The “Reproductive Health” Money St. Alphonsus Won’t See"
By Dave Andrusko The headline—” Oregon Gov. Kotek signs bills expanding reproductive rights”—and the first two sentences— “The bills that sparked the longest Oregon Senate walkout in state history were quietly signed by Gov. Tina Kotek on Thursday, officials say. The governor’s office confirmed to KOIN 6 that two bills – HB 2002 and HB 2005 – were signed into law …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Oregon Gov. Kotek signs bills allowing secret abortions on teenagers without parental consent"
Don’t Let Oregon Become a Euthanasia State Contact Your Senator By Lois Anderson, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life Even if you have many times before, please take a minute and contact your senator again. Tell them to vote NO on Senate Bill 579 and House Bill 2217. We just received notice that SB 579 …Continue reading "Oregon’s SB 579 scheduled for a Senate vote"
By Lois Anderson, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life Unfortunately, House Bill 2217 has been scheduled for a public hearing and work session on Thursday at 8:30 am in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hearing Room C. This bill would expand the ways that the lethal medication in physician-assisted suicide can be taken. HB 2217 has …Continue reading "Action Alert: Tell your Oregon State Senators to vote No on HB 2217 and Senate Bill 579"
Editor’s note. This is the written submission of Richard M. Doerflinger posted on the webpage of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. To: Members, Oregon Senate Re: Opposition to HB 2217 on “death with dignity” May 2, 2019 I have analyzed legislative proposals on end-of-life issues for almost four decades, and I now live in Washington state …Continue reading "Oregon Bill HB 2217 greases the slippery slope from assisted suicide to euthanasia"
By Lois Anderson, Oregon Right to Life Bad news. HB 2217 and another bill, SB 579, have been scheduled for votes in their respective committees early next week. Please contact your legislators now. HB 2217 would expand an existing loophole in Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide (PAS) law and allow the lethal medication to be delivered through …Continue reading "ACTION NEEDED: Two euthanasia bills scheduled for votes in Oregon!"
By Lois Anderson, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life Editor’s note. This update was sent out to supporters today. Last week, The Washington Post finally published an article that I’ve been waiting for. You weren’t directly named but its contents definitely impact you. Our state is the front lines of a national fight to introduce euthanasia. …Continue reading "Oregon on the front lines of a national fight to introduce euthanasia"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last month, a concerned Swedish citizen wrote, “Oregon Health Authority Reveals Hidden Problems with the Oregon Assisted Suicide model.“ Fabian Stahle became concerned with the Oregon assisted suicide model after the Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics published the report, “Assisted death: A Knowledge Compilation” which supported …Continue reading "The Oregon Assisted Suicide Act is designed to deceive"
By Wesley J. Smith The media have always gone along with the nonsense that assisted suicide and euthanasia laws are governed by strict guidelines to prevent abuse. In actuality, the guidelines–such as they are–are merely to give an appearance of control. Since the media has no interest in really investigating how these laws work–meaning, they …Continue reading "Oregon’s Permissive Assisted Suicide Regime"