Thursday, July 14, 2016

Why is Choice is an Illusion Called "Choice is an Illusion"?

The name, "Choice is an Illusion," is a take off on the suicide/euthanasia advocacy group, Compassion & Choices, whose materials are sometimes, shall we say, misleading?

To learn more about the former Hemlock Society, now known as Compassion and Choices, click here, here. and here.

Press Release: Bill Will Allow "the Perfect Crime," Encourage People "to Throw Away Their Lives"

For print version, click here.

Salt Lake City, UT
-- Attorney Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion, which has fought assisted suicide legalization efforts in many states, and now Utah, made the following statement in connection with a bill pending before the Utah Legislature.  (HB 264).

"The bill has an application process to obtain the lethal dose," said Dore. "The process includes a written lethal dose request form with two required witnesses.  One of the witnesses is allowed to be the patient's heir who will financially benefit from the patient's death."

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Worldwide Theatre Protest: 'Me Before You' Paints Dangerous Picture of Disabled Life

To view article as a pdf, click here, look at the lower half of the page: https://choiceisanillusion.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/john-kelly-fenway-news-me-b4u-w-highlight-july_2016_screen.pdf

BY JOHN KELLY

"It was heartening at our protests to receive
so much support from moviegoers and passersby."
Every evening for the past month, you’ve been able to watch me get euthanized at the Regal Fenway Stadium 13. Not to worry, it’s my choice, and neither fantastic wealth nor mutual love with a beautiful woman dissuade me.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Utah: Testimony of Kenneth Stevens MD Opposing Assisted Suicide

To view testimony as a pdf, click here.

1.  I strongly urge you to Vote No on HB 264, which seeks to legalize physician assisted suicide in Utah

Photo of me and my patient Jeanette Hall, 15 years after
I talked her out of assisted suicide in Oregon
Photo credit - Daily Signal
I am a cancer doctor in Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide is legal. I was also raised in Logan, graduated from USU, and received my MD from the University of Utah Medical School 50 years ago. I am Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University. I regularly visit Utah. I continue to practice in my cancer medical specialty.