Monday, August 20, 2018

The Northwest Montana Fair

Thank you to our volunteers who braved the smoke to join us at the 2018 Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell.

We educated the public about problems with legalization, including how people with years to live are encouraged to throw away their lives, and fatal elder abuse.

Thanks especially, to everyone who worked the table, including Lucinda Hardy of Columbia Falls, Gail Bell of Bozeman and Linda Clark of Seattle. To read Lucinda's story, click here. To read Gail's story, click here.

We also heard from people who were considering assisted suicide for themselves. Two were older men who came to the booth about fifteen minutes apart. After learning more about the process, each signed our petition to the legislature to clarify the law, that assisted suicide is not legal in Montana.

To sign an electronic version of the petition, please click here.

Thank you again to everyone who made this event possible. Your time and monetary donations are invaluable.

Margaret Dore, President
Choice is an Illusion

Friday, March 16, 2018

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. Our petition states:

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]