Oregon Following European Countries in Expanding Rights to Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Oregon – like a number of progressive countries in Europe – is moving to expand doctor-assisted suicide.

On October 27, 1997, Oregon voters voted to legalize doctors helping their patients kill themselves by providing a prescription for a drug that would accomplish it.

David Kilada of Oregon Right to Life told OneNewsNow that this was the pitch in 1997, but a new proposal has been introduced.

“The message that was conveyed to them was this is only for people who are close to dying already,” Kilada explained. “Now what you need is a much more general diagnosis of a disease that might substantially contribute to a patient’s death.”

Essentially, if a doctor diagnoses a terminal illness, but has the encouraging word that the patient could live another two, three, or four or more years, the patient could opt for assisted suicide – meaning the old requirement of six months to live would be tossed out.

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SOURCE: One News Now, Charlie Butts