Skip to comments.Oregon Bill Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death
Posted on 02/12/2018 6:08:30 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Apparently assisted suicide is not enough for the death peddlers in this Pacific Northwest State. Now they are pushing legislation in the Oregon State Legislature that would allow starving mentally ill patients to death.
A similar bill was defeated last year but the euthanasia promoters are back with a new one, Oregon Right to Life tells LifeNews. House Bill 4135 is scheduled for a hearing and possible work session in the House Health Care Committee at 3:00 pm on February 7th. It is believed this bill will move quickly because there are only 35 days in the 2018 regular session.
Last session a similar bill (SB 494) was introduced in the Senate by Senator Floyd Prozanski . It died in the House. The new bill, HB 4135, is chief sponsored by Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek.
Supporters of this bill are touting it as a fix, but the only fixing that is happening is fixing it so vulnerable Oregonians are left without protections and their right to basic care like food and water, said ORTL Executive Director Lois Anderson. One wonders what the true motivations are for this legislation.
Anderson says HB 4135 is purported to just be a bill that makes technical changes to the current statutory advance directive form found in ORS 127.531. However, over the last 25 years Oregonians at the end-of-life stage have been protected by the current advance directive and removing it from statute has legal consequences.
The advance directive was put into Oregon statute back in 1993. I was then a state senator when a very well vetted bill was thoroughly discussed and passed. I worked hard to ensure the advance directive was in statute. If it were to be removed from statute, I fear the legal protections we carefully placed there could be jeopardized, potentially harming end of life decisions for vulnerable patients, stated Representative Bill Kennemer (R- HD 39).
Under current Oregon law, a healthcare representative does not have the authority to make a life ending decision for an incapable person unless the representative has been given authority to do so, or the incapable person is in one of four end of life situations defined in statute.
Anderson said that if HB 4135 is passed a person who appoints a healthcare representative, but makes no decisions regarding end of life care, would be granting his or her healthcare representative the power to make a life ending decision for the principal even when the principal is not in one of the four statutorily defined end of life situations, and even if this is not the will of the principal.
Last years bill was touted as a good thing, but in fact it promoted the withholding or withdrawal of nutrition and hydration (food and water) from people who are incompetent and not dying.
It’s cheap but you still have to pay for housing, so no good. Takes a month to starve to death.
Why not just go to Hitler’s playbook for answers, there Oregon Bill?
The only people the left wants kept alive are non-White murderers, m*slims, gays, and anarchists.
They want to kill unborn babies, just-born babies, elderly, anyone who has been given the designation “mentally ill,” and teenagers.
“Mentally ill” has been redefined to mean anyone with challenges, but specifically excludes those who chop their dicques off and call themselves a woman.
Oh Brave New World!
And you know how the Soviets declared anyone who didnt agree with the party to be mentally ill.
Sounds like a way to get rid of conservatives.
Mentally ill, often defined as anyone who doesn’t agree with the government.
I also heard there’s an amendment to it to fund further research into Zyklon B.
They get rid of all the mentally ill, who will be left to vote Democrat?
As I wrote in my 1976 College Biology paper:
The parameters will continue to expand until the elite have their utopia of a ‘master race’.
Note: Prof gave me a ‘D’ for holding that opinion.
I’m retired and he’s dead, so I won.
All the dead mentally ill people they murder.
Liberals Starving people to death?
Because there’s no sense wasting compassion on people too brain dead to vote democrat.
Unfortunately, this is not an exaggeration. Liberalism is a mental illness but WHY is this happening? Where do they find this many crazies in one place?
What happened to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
The put dogs down kinder than starving them to death. Liberals are plain evil.
The FAT NORK is running to.
“Dying with dignity” = eugenics
Yep. The left has increasingly been promoting their state "religion" of psychology. With it, the left can deem any segment of society "ill" to the point of taking them out of it. Including conservatives.
Since Liberalism is a mental illness, I’m a bit conflicted.
Declare conservatives and Christians “feeble minded”... voila! “Final Solution” to losing elections.
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