Thursday, April 6, 2017

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder


In the Netherlands an elderly woman suffering from dementia was held down against her protests as a lethal injection was administered by a doctor. In the days before her “euthanasia” she repeatedly said “I don’t want to die.” The doctor was cleared of wrongdoing.
Another elderly woman in the Netherlands was euthanized due to her supposed “unhappiness” about living in a nursing home. This despite testimony from the staff that she was often “content and friendly.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Missoulian Letter to the Editor

Specifically, include people with disabilities. House Joint Resolution 14 included a specific recommendation to "address . . . the mistaken assumption that suicide is a rational response to disability."
Please ask the administration to simply request statistics on suicide of people with disabilities and include them in our Montana Suicide Prevention Plan 2018 rather than ignoring those with disabilities.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assisted Suicide Wrong RX

William Toffler, MD
https://www.abqjournal.com/978031/assisted-suicide-wrong-rx-for-nm.html

I am a professor emeritus of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. I have lived and practiced medicine in Oregon for almost 37 years.
There has been a profound shift in attitude in my state since the voters of Oregon narrowly embraced assisted suicide 20 years ago. This shift has been detrimental to our patients, degraded the quality of medical care and compromised the integrity of my profession.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bradley Williams Published

Reader's View: Assisted-suicide laws flawed

Bradley Williams

I found while serving 60 fair booth days in Montana that about half the public thinks they are in favor of assisted-suicide laws — until they learn about the flaws in these laws that create new paths to elder abuse, with immunity. Once they learn that the a patient's predatory heir may steer the signup process and then administer the lethal dose without oversight, they  say, "I am not for that!"

Bradley D. Williams, President
Montanans Against Assisted Suicide

This is in response to a commentary in the News Tribune headlined, "Legalizing assisted suicide undermines real health care."