Another problem with the Republican Party is that they cannot be for fiscal responsibility AND for trillion dollar wars that aren't necessary, or completely funded by us. The Republican Party in the 90s used to not give a shit about spending tax payer dollars to help poor people. Today's Republican Party would rather spend more money rebuilding Baghdad than rebuilding New Orleans. Where is the jingoism that I miss?............
Thread by wagglebee.
SALEM, Oregon, March 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new study shows that doctors in Oregon, where physician assisted suicide (PAS) is legal, have prescribed lethal drugs to patients not actually suffering severe symptoms of their diseases. Patients have been prescribed the drugs upon experiencing only fear of future suffering and loss of dignity in the dying process, research reveals.
The study says, "Some Oregon clinicians have expressed surprise at the paucity of suffering at the time of the request among these patients".
Under Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, a terminally ill patient can request that his physician give him a prescription for a lethal dose of medication for the purpose of ending his life. Smith and other opponents of euthanasia and PAS have said that such laws, despite "safeguards" in regulations, are open to abuse and result in emotionally vulnerable patients being intimidated into making the request..........