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, Vermont. Many of … [Read more...] about 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 disability community has an important perspective on this issue. Why is … [Read more...] about CT Assisted Suicide Hearing #5
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 early to tell your legislators that you want this law … [Read more...] about Why Connecticut Should Not Legalize Assisted Suicide and Why Vermont Should Repeal Its Law
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, … [Read more...] about 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.
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 … [Read more...] about Boston Globe Editorial Opposing Legalizaton of Assisted Suicide in Massachusetts: A yes vote would not serve the larger interests of the state.