Friday, March 16, 2018

Sign Our Petition to the Legislature

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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]

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hall Declaration: " If Dr. Stevens had believed in assisted suicide, I would be dead"

I, JEANETTE HALL, declare as follows:

1.  I live in Oregon where assisted suicide is legal. Our law was enacted in 1997 via a ballot measure that I voted for.

2.  In 2000, I was diagnosed with cancer and told that I had 6 months to a year to live. I knew that our law had passed, but I didn’t know exactly how to go about doing it. I tried to ask my doctor, Kenneth Stevens, but he didn’t really answer me. In hindsight, he was stalling me.

3.  I did not want to suffer. I wanted to do our law and I wanted Dr. Stevens to help me. Instead, he encouraged me to not give up and ultimately I decided to fight the cancer. I had both chemotherapy and radiation. I am so happy to be alive!

4.  It has now been 17 years since my diagnosis. If Dr. Stevens had believed in assisted suicide, I would be dead. Assisted suicide should not be legal.

Jeanette Hall