Friday, March 16, 2018

Meet Kate Menzia - Montana State Coordinator

My name is Kate Menzia. I joined Choice is an Illusion Montana in February 2018. I am now actively working in opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia legalization as the Montana State Coordinator for Choice is an Illusion.

My background in disability has moved me to work with Choice is an Illusion. My education includes a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

I have over fifteen years of experience working with the mentally ill, the physically disabled, and homeless veterans.

I have lived in Montana for 36 years, in Missoula for fourteen years. Activities I enjoy include Symphony Under the Stars, the Montana Music Festival in Butte, and the PRCA Rodeo in Billings.

Sign Our Petition to the Legislature

Fill out the form below to let the Legislature know that you want a law passed to clarify that assisted suicide is not legal in Montana.

A law is needed to overturn Baxter  v State, which overlooked elder abuse and created confusion in the law. Doctors, family members and other people are now assisting suicides, citing Baxter. The petition states:

For more information click here.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thank You Senator Hinkle

L-R, Margaret Dore, Senator Greg
Hinkle (ret.) and his wife,
Gail Hinkle
Choice is an Illusion & it supporters had a great time at the Northwest Montana Fair where it hosted an information booth in opposition to assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Volunteers included former State Senator Greg Hinkle, who stood alone to stand up against assisted suicide legalization. His leadership was a key reason for the 2011 defeat of SB 167, which had sought to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Montana.

Since then bills seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Montana have repeatedly failed.

Friday, August 18, 2017

In Oregon, Other Suicides Have Increased with the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Margaret K. Dore, Esq.

Since the passage of Oregon’s law allowing physician-assisted suicide, other suicides in Oregon have steadily increased. This is consistent with a suicide contagion in which the legalization of physician-assisted suicides has encouraged other suicides. In Oregon, the financial and emotional impacts of suicide on family members and the broader community are devastating and long-lasting.[1]