Oregon legislature approves bill to allow starving the mentally ill to death

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by Dr. Eowyn
The state of Oregon has gone down the proverbial slippery slope, from legalizing assisted suicide of the willing, to active euthanasia of people without their consent.
On Feb. 27, 2018, Oregon’s state Senate passed House Bill 4135 — a bill that paves the way for healthcare representatives to remove access to food and water for Oregonians with dementia and Alzheimer’s who are not dying, effectively starving them to death.
On February 16, Oregon’s House passed HB 4135, in a party line 35(D) vs. 25 (R) vote.
The chief sponsors of the bill are all Democrats — the openly lesbian House Speaker Rep. Tina Kotek (D) and Senators Floyd Kozanski (D) and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D).

Oregon Right to Life explains:

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. Removing it from statute has legal consequences.
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. They would have the power to remove access to food and water, 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.

Indeed, a supporter of HB 4135, Bill Harrishad gone to court in order to starve his wife who had dementia. He testified that he supports HB 4135 because he was unable to starve his wife under current law. He stated that this bill is only the “first step” in a “nasty” and “ugly” process

Oregon state Rep. Bill Kennemer (R) said:

“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.”

The bill now goes to, Kate Brown (D), Oregon’s openly bisexual governor who is not pro-life. To ask Governor Brown to veto the bill, please click here.
Still think there’s no difference between the Democrat and Republican parties?

H/t LifeNews

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10 thoughts on “Oregon legislature approves bill to allow starving the mentally ill to death

  1. So the legislators have decided to starve themselves and making it legal with a bill, now that is what I call real progress.

  2. In Nazi Germany there was a terminology called a “Useless Eater”, or “life unworthy of life”, this was someone who was considered by the Nazi regime as unworthy to live. Those individuals were targeted to be euthanized by the state, usually through the compulsion or deception of their caretakers. This included people with serious medical problems, i.e., the mentally ill, people with incurable diseases, handicapped people, retarded people etc. anyone considered grossly inferior. This eventually led to the lethal injections and gassing in the concentration camps and we all know how that ended up. For more information see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_unworthy_of_life and https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=7019. This cannot be allowed to happen in this country. This is taken right out of the Nazi handbook. shame on the Democrats. If you live in Oregon, please vote this down. This is how it starts.

  3. Another signature Democrat bill.
    “Let’s pass a law that allows us to watch mom die a slow painful death that could linger on for weeks.”
    Why didn’t they just go ahead and throw a clause in there to make it optional to club her like a baby harp seal and get it over with. I’m sure they would have no problem with that, especially if they were in a hurry to cash in on that will.

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