Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Oregon Patients Killed Via Assisted Suicide as Activists Infiltrate Hospice

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 16, 2009

Salem, OR (LifeNews.com) -- The number of assisted suicides in Oregon has increased 30 percent in the last two years and euthanasia activists themselves may have provided the reasons why. It appears members of Compassion & Choices have infiltrated the hospice system and are urging patients to kill themselves.

LifeNews.com reported on the increase earlier this month, but a Compassion & Choice press release last week provided an interesting take on the report.

The group said that "nearly 100% of terminally ill individuals using the law in 2008 were enrolled in hospice." the rest


At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry, but not surprised, to learn that hospice is becoming more active in promoting assisted "suicide." It was bound to happen. I wonder, though, if any involved in this have ever actually sat down and evaluated the basis for their conclusion that death is good, for everyone, at any time of their choosing--which conclusion, of course, is fundamental to their actions to help bring death.

People whose views on death are informed by their religion use faith to "know" what the afterlife brings. But a person who simply makes personal assumptions about death---i.e., that death "alleviates suffering"---also acts on faith! There the faith is simply in the competence of one's own ability to imagine the unknowable.

People, as well as the law, justify assisted suicide on the ground that it "alleviates suffering." I wonder on what basis those who help kill others--those who often reject what religion tells us about the afterlife, and who therefore are ad libbing on the subject---I wonder what makes them feel so strongly that they "know" "death alleviates suffering."

"Is being dead really better?" --


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