The Vermont Senate Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on Wednesday on Act 39. The two questions being examined: “Is Act 39 working?” and “Should the sunset provisions in Act 39 be repealed?” Testimony was heard from a dozen people, nearly all of whom acknowledged that there are problems with the law, including the lack […]
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Posted in Choice Becomes "Duty" to Die, Chronic Diseases Rendered Terminal by Non-treatment, Devaluation of Lives with Disabilities, Disability Rights Groups' Opposition, Expansion of Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia, Language manipulation, Medical Opinions, Oregon, Personal Stories, Reasons to Oppose, Selfishness of Proponents, Selling of Suicide, Suicide Increase, Uncategorized, Vermont Legislature on February 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Our Tax Dollars at Work: Prettifying Suicide and Ignoring the Vulnerable
Calls and Emails Still Needed to NJ Senators, with a Link to an Excellent Source for Preparing for Them
Posted in Cheapness of Assisted Suicide, Chronic Diseases Rendered Terminal by Non-treatment, Elder Abuse, New Jersey, Rationing, Reasons to Oppose, Relatives Won't Know, Richard Doerflinger on January 6, 2015 | Comments Off on Calls and Emails Still Needed to NJ Senators, with a Link to an Excellent Source for Preparing for Them
The NJ Senate could vote on the assisted suicide bill already passed by that state’s Assembly as early as January 13, 2015. We urge people__especially people from NJ, but anyone from any state who believes the spread of assisted suicide is dangerous public policy and a risk to everyone, everywhere__to contact each Senator, politely asking […]
Is Diabetes an Acceptable Reason for a Doctor to Assist a Person in Committing Suicide? Oregon Thinks So.
Posted in Chronic Diseases Rendered Terminal by Non-treatment, Depression on March 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Is Diabetes an Acceptable Reason for a Doctor to Assist a Person in Committing Suicide? Oregon Thinks So.
Diabetes is generally thought of as a chronic disease, but it is chronic only when treated. Without treatment it is terminal. A suicidal person can render it terminal by declining treatment. Depression is also common among people with diabetes (http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/mental-health/depression.html). Unlike the Vermont law, which will only require a listing of the prescriptions written, the […]