By Oregon Right to Life Salem, OR–On Wednesday the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 3391-B on a party-line vote (17-13). The bill now heads to Governor Kate Brown. “This bill is wrong on so many levels,” said Gayle Atteberry, ORTL executive director. “Fundamentally, HB 3391 is morally reprehensible because it will take the lives of …Continue reading "Senate send HB 3391 to Oregon Governor, Forces Taxpayers to Fund More Abortions"
Effectively kills SB 494 for this session By Gayle Atteberry, Executive Director, Oregon Right to Life I’m so thankful that I can finally bring you positive news about Senate Bill 494. SB 494 is the bill we have been fighting all session that would allow the starvation and dehydration of people with mental illnesses including …Continue reading "No action in Oregon House on bill to allow starvation deaths of vulnerable people"
By David Kilada, Political Director, Oregon Right to Life Salem, Ore –- On Monday the Oregon Senate Rules Committee passed out Senate Bill 494 on a party-line vote. Touted as a “simple update” to Oregon’s current advance directive, this bill is designed to allow for the starving and dehydrating to death of patients with dementia …Continue reading "Oregon Senate Committee Votes Out SB 494, Endangers Patients with Mental Illness or Dementia"
By Bobby Schindler We’re living through a time when there seems to be something new and alarming in the news every day. Our media cycle is dominated by the dramatic, and one consequence of this is that alarming events can unfold on the state and local level going unnoticed despite their ultimately national consequences. One …Continue reading "The Dangerous Advance on Assisted Suicide You Probably Haven’t Heard About"
Editor’s note. This appeared at SPUC–the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. A new study on America’s oldest physician aided suicide programme shows that numbers of those being “assisted” to die have been steadily increasing, and reveals that some are opting to end their lives because they cannot afford chemotherapy. The study, published in JAMA …Continue reading "Oregon study: people opting for physician-assisted suicide because they can’t afford chemo"
Doing So Will Not Only Change Your Life, But It Will Change The Lives Of Others By Paul Stark Oregon was the first state to legalize assisted suicide. Advocates of legalization hold it up as a model for other states to follow. * The Oregon Health Authority recently released its report on assisted suicide for …Continue reading "Oregon’s assisted suicide data proves that legalization is a terrible idea"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2016 Oregon annual assisted suicide report, produced by the Health Division, Center for Health Statistics, is similar to prior years. The report implies the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the report does not address that subject. According to the 2016 Oregon assisted suicide report There were …Continue reading "Does Oregon’s 2016 assisted suicide report under-report assisted suicide deaths?"
By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In Oregon, the Senate is debating a deceptive bill (SB 494) that appears to simply replace the current advanced directives legislation, but in fact promotes the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition and hydration (food and water) from people who are incompetent and not dying. In 2006, I …Continue reading "Oregon Senate Bill 494 will starve and dehydrate incompetent people to death"
By Gayle Irwin Pregnancy Center of the Illinois Valley’s 30th year didn’t start off on a very celebratory note, after the rural Oregon center suffered a break-in to one of its buildings in early January. While the vandalism has not stopped the center from serving its clients with life-affirming help, the expense for repairs is …Continue reading "Oregon Pregnancy Center Continues Journey After Break-in"
By Dave Andrusko Pro-lifers are nothing if not creative. Over the decades, they have produced thousands upon thousands of “visual aids,” from the simplest black and white one-sheeter to full-blown movies—and everything in-between. The common denominator is—to adapt a cliché—to help the public get its collective head around both the humanity we share with the …Continue reading "Oregon’s powerful video brilliantly conveys abortion’s immense death toll"
By Wesley J. Smith California has promulgated a regulation to assure that the mentally ill who have been ordered hospitalized in California have access to assisted suicide if they are dying and deemed able to make medical decisions. From 9 California Code of Regulations § 4601 (my emphases): (a) A terminally ill patient, as defined …Continue reading "CA OKs regulation to ensure the dying mentally ill have access to assisted suicide"
By Nancy Valko Many years ago before the first physician-assisted suicide law was passed in Oregon, I was asked to see a patient I will call “Eleanor” who was on the oncology (cancer) unit where I worked. Eleanor was larger than life even when she became ill with cancer in her 50s. Spirited and feisty …Continue reading "Physician-assisted Suicide Laws: Real Safeguards? No. Discrimination? Yes!"