Several years ago, Patient Choices, the group that, with lots of money from Compassion and Choices and the support of Governor Peter Shumlin, later succeeded in getting assisted suicide made legal in Vermont, brought George Eighmey, veteran C&C activist and “support volunteer” at the bedsides of people committing assisted suicide, , to speak in Manchester, […]
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Posted in Agism, Classism and Assisted Suicide, Devaluation of Lives with Disabilities, Disability Rights Groups' Opposition, Other States, Uncategorized on January 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Privilege vs. Disability in the Assisted Suicide Debate
Here are the rest of my notes on the CT Hearing for HB 5326 the Assisted Suicide bill. (The video by CTN of the whole hearing is located here) Judith Passmore “I am worth of the same mercy as a dog” that gets put down. Senator Joe Markley With His friend Cathy Ludlim “Strong opposition” The […]
Posted in Connecticut, Devaluation of Lives with Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Other States on February 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Why Connecticut Should Not Legalize Assisted Suicide and Why Vermont Should Repeal Its Law
Thanks to Leslie Wolfgang for an excellent op-ed piece in today’s Hartford Courant. The reasons why CT should not legalize assisted suicide are the same reasons why Vermont should repeal its assisted suicide law. This cannot be done until the next biennium, which begins in 2015, after an election this fall. Now is not too […]
Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.
Posted in Damage to Family, Medical Power, Other States on March 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.
From the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune: ” I support House Bill 505, which clearly states that assisted suicide is not legal” http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130313/OPINION/303130037/On-our-minds-Fires-suicide-bill-breweries My husband, Dr. James E. Mungas, was a respected physician and surgeon here in Great Falls. He developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and I took care of him. His mind was clear and thought […]
Boston Globe Editorial Opposing Legalizaton of Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts: A yes vote would not serve the larger interests of the state.
Posted in Editorials, Other States on November 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Boston Globe Editorial Opposing Legalizaton of Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts: A yes vote would not serve the larger interests of the state.
Read this editorial online at http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2012/11/01/election-endorsement-question/qAAp21DlC6mkoGYPjA9J6M/story.html. Here it is: End-of-life discussions, care should come before Question 2 November 02, 2012 Massachusetts, like most of the United States, has been in a woeful state of denial about the way its medical system handles the end of life. Too often, doctors shy away from frank discussions with […]
Posted in Damage to Family, Letters to the Editors of Newspapers, Medical Opinions, Other States on October 9, 2012 | Comments Off on Doctors’ Beef with Physician Assisted Suicide Stems from Concern for Patients’ Welfare
The author of this letter to the Boston Globe is a physician who deals with aging patients and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. See her biographical information at the end of the letter. Read the letter online at http://articles.boston.com/2012-10-05/letters/34253724_1_patients-lethal-dose-lethal-medication. Doctors’ beef with Question 2 stems from fear for patients’ welfare October 05, […]
The Bay State Banner, a generally liberal Boston newspaper, today published the following editorial opposing the legalization of assisted suicide. We have also included a supportive comment by Second Thoughts, the disablitly rights group that has been one of the chief voices fighting this dangerous Massachusetts initiative, which will be a ballot question on election […]