Pages tagged "Oregon"
Oregon Health Authority confirms broad access to assisted suicide
Jan 13, 2018
Fabian Stahle, a Swedish citizen concerned about proposals to introduce an assisted suicide law in Sweden based on the Oregon model, decided to go straight to the source to find out just how restricted or how broad the Oregon model really is. Continue reading
NSW Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Bill is Radical and Dangerous
Sep 26, 2017
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was introduced into the Legislative Council by the Hon Trevor Khan MLC on Thursday 21 September 2017. Continue reading
Who operates the California assisted suicide law?
Jun 03, 2017
Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The assisted suicide lobby in California announced that there were at least 504 assisted suicide requests in the first year of the assisted suicide law. The assisted suicide law came into effect on June 9, 2016 in California. Fierce Health reported:In an announcement, Compassion & Choices said the law is working as intended and that 504 people had received prescriptions based on inquiries to its consultation program. The group said the total number of prescriptions statewide will be significantly higher since not every patient would have contacted the advocacy group. Continue reading
'Existential distress' drives MAiD requests: Canadian study
Jun 03, 2017
by Xavier Symons. Article first published at Mercatornet's Bioedge Blog The debate over euthanasia is often framed in terms of unbearable pain. Yet a new review of assisted dying cases in Toronto suggests that patients are primarily concerned about a "loss of control" over their lives, rather than refractory pain symptoms.The study, published in the current edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, reviewed data on assisted dying cases from the University Hospital Network (UNH), an Ontario healthcare and medical research organisation that operates four major hospitals in the Toronto area. Continue reading
Oregon bill would extend assisted suicide and euthanasia to incompetent people.
Mar 05, 2017
by Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The Oregon Senate is currently debating Bill S.B. 893 that would expand assisted suicide to incompetent people who stated in a valid advanced directive, while competent, a wish to die by lethal drugs and the bill permits euthanasia.The bill officially also legalizes euthanasia. Continue reading
Oregon 2016 assisted suicide report. Under-reporting of assisted suicide deaths.
Feb 22, 2017
By Alex Schadenberg Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition The 2016 Oregon annual assisted suicide report is similar to prior years. The report implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information in the report does not address that subject.According to the 2016 Oregon assisted suicide report:There were 133 reported assisted suicide deaths in 2016.There were 204 lethal prescriptions obtained in 2016.There were 8 deaths from "other illnesses" which included illnesses such as diabetes, hepatitis and alcoholic liver disease.Oregon's assisted suicide law lacks effective oversight. Continue reading
Oregon: The real story about safeguards around assisted suicide
Dec 22, 2016
There is little or no substantive protection against coercion and abuse (Republished from the Not Dead Yet USA website.)One of the most frequently repeated claims by proponents of assisted suicide laws is that there is "no evidence or data" to support any claim that these laws are subject to abuse, and that there has not been "a single documented case of abuse or misuse" in the 18 reported years. These claims are demonstrably false. Continue reading
The Oregon Experience is B.S.
Nov 01, 2016
The Oregon Experience is B.S. by Margaret DoreArticle first appeared on 'Choice is an Illusion - Colorado' website Continue reading
Oregon doctor: My Personal Story - The importance of trust between patient and doctor
Sep 29, 2016
First published on Alex Schadenberg's Blog: By Dr. Kenneth R. Stevens, Jr. MD, Radiation Oncologist, Professor Emeritus and former Department Chair, Radiation Oncology Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OregonPresident, Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation www.pccef.orgI have been following the experience with legalized physician-assisted suicide in Oregon since 1994. I have been a cancer doctor for 49 years in Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide is legal. I am Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University. I continue to care for patients. Continue reading
Oregon releases its 2015 'death with dignity' stats
Feb 22, 2016
by MICHAEL COOK cross posted from Mercatornet Oregon is the model for assisted suicide legislation throughout the United States, so its annual "Death with Dignity" report for 2015 deserves close scrutiny.Since the law was passed in 1997, a total of 1,545 people have had prescriptions written under the DWDA, and 991 patients have died from ingesting the medications. Continue reading