Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oregon. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Victoria's Euthanasia Bill Not What it Was Promised to Be

Fabian Stahle, of Sweden, has issued a thoughtful and detailed report regarding Oregon's six months of live criteria, which is determined in practice to include people with years to live, and not necessarily on a voluntary basis.

The material below is on page 4 of his report, regarding Victoria, which recently enacted a similar standard. I urge readers to also consider his entire report at this link.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

If Victoria Follows Oregon, "Six Months to Live" Will Include Young Adults With Insulin Dependent Diabetes

William Toffler, MD
By Margaret Dore, updated 11/19/17.

On Friday, William Toffler, a physician and professor of family medicine in Oregon, explained the implications of a six months to live criteria proposed for euthanasia/assisted suicide in Victoria. In a letter and declaration to Members of the Legislative Council, Dr. Toffler stated:
In Oregon, a similar six months to live criteria is interpreted to include people with chronic conditions, such as chronic lower respiratory disease and insulin dependent diabetes (more formally known as "diabetes mellitus").

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Australian: "Patient’s Recovery Convinces Doctor to Fight Euthanasia Laws"

For a pdf version, click here, to  see article as published, click here.

Dr. Stevens, Jeanette Hall ("I am so happy to be alive!")
When American doctor Kenneth Stevens heard about Victoria’s plan to introduce assisted dying for the terminally ill he couldn’t help but recall the story of his ­patient Jeanette Hall.

Hall, then 55, came to Stevens in 2000 after being diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer in Portland, Oregon, a state that in 1997 introduced laws enabling doctors to prescribe fatal pills to the terminally ill.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Oregon's Statistics Provide Little, If Any, Support for Passage Due to Physical Pain


By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

According to Oregon’s official government statistics, there were 47 people who died under its assisted suicide law in 2016, who expressed the following concerns:
Inadequate pain control or concern about it. (Emphasis added).[1]
With use of the word, “or,” the total number of persons with inadequate pain control could have been zero. In the alternative, the total number could have been as high as 47.