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 and “Should the sunset provisions in Act 39 be repealed?”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 of documentation required, and the scarcity of … [Read more...] about Our Tax Dollars at Work: Prettifying Suicide and Ignoring the Vulnerable
Chronic Diseases Rendered Terminal by Non-treatment
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 that he or she vote against S.382. … [Read more...] about Calls and Emails Still Needed to NJ Senators, with a Link to an Excellent Source for Preparing for Them
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 … [Read more...] about Is Diabetes an Acceptable Reason for a Doctor to Assist a Person in Committing Suicide? Oregon Thinks So.