Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board: "Vote 'no' in Colorado on more suicide"

http://gazette.com/editorial-vote-no-on-more-suicide/article/1586396

Proposition 106 would establish the assisted suicide trade for doctors willing to participate. An out-of-state special interest, funded mostly by billionaire George Soros, has marketed this measure as a form of compassion.

Suicide rates are a crisis in Colorado, and a poorly written plan to legitimize these tragedies raises big concerns.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NEW DATE! Early Warning: Enjoy an Interesting Evening In Missoula Montana

Rep. Brad Tschida
Rolling Back the Suicide Epidemic:

Why are Physician-Assisted Suicide
and Euthanasia Bad News for Montana?

THURSDAY, Oct. 13, 2016, 7 p.m.
New date!

Senator Jennifer Fielder
  • Brad Tschida, Montana State Representative, a legislative leader in the fight to prevent suicide.
  • Jennifer Fielder, Montana State Senator, a legislative leader in the fight to prevent suicide.
  • Philip Tummarello, retired Sgt. Inspector of the San Francisco Police Department, who implemented and supervised the San Francisco Elder Abuse Task Force.
  • Margaret Dore, a lawyer in Washington State where assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal, and president of Choice is an Illusion, a nonprofit corporation. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Diane Coleman: Disability Advocates Push for Better Healthcare for Jerika Bolen

http://notdeadyet.org/2016/09/disability-advocates-push-for-better-healthcare-for-jerika-bolen.html

Jerika Bolen
Photo: Live for Jerika Bolen
Many have heard of 14-year-old Jerika Bolen’s plans to die, which received extensive news coverage over the summer. Disability advocates may have wondered why the story didn’t appear in the NDY blog sooner. The short answer is that, behind the scenes, we were trying to push for better health care, especially expert quality pain relief to address the primary reason Jerika stated for wanting to die. We were trying to respond to her comments about her life.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

DC Bill: Patients Have No Right to be Told of Options for Cure or to Extend Life; Patient Choice is Not Assured

"Ejusdem generis, Latin for
"of the same kind.”
By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

"Ejusdem generis" is Latin for "of the same kind."[1] The phrase is also a rule of statutory construction, which is used to interpret loosely written statutes[2]. The rule states:

"Where a law lists specific classes of persons or things and then refers to them in general, the general statements only apply to the same kind of persons or things specifically listed. Example:  if a law refers to automobiles, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and other motor-powered vehicles, 'vehicles' would not include airplanes, since the list was of land-based transportation." (Emphasis added). [3]