Wednesday, September 26, 2012

As Goes Oregon, So Will Death Go In Massachusetts

Here’s the grisly truth about legal assisted suicide in Oregon, and what it will mean if similar laws are passed in Massachusetts.
The Oregon Health Plan Steers Patients to Suicide
Yesterday, the Canadian Department of Justice filed evidence in Leblanc v. Canada, including the affidavit of Oregon doctor Ken Stevens.  Therein, Dr. Stevens talks about his patient, Jeanette Hall.  He also describes how with legal assisted suicide, the Oregon Health Plan steers patients to suicide.  His affidavit concludes:
"The Oregon Health Plan is a government health plan administered by the State of Oregon. If assisted suicide is legalized in Canada, your government health plan could follow a similar pattern. If so, the plan will pay for a patient to die, but not to live." more

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