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

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:01:10 +0000


The state of Oregon has gone down the proverbial slippery slope, from legalizing assisted suicide 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 Harris, had gone to court in order to starve his wife who has dementia. He testified that he supports HB 4135 because he was unable to starve his wife under current law.

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.

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H/t LifeNews


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Joseph A Magil
Joseph A Magil
1 year ago

I’ve been saying for years that involuntary euthanasia was the ultimate goal. In the future, people will be terminated for economic reasons, not to alleviate suffering.

1 year ago

Condemned murderers get (painless, it is said) lethal injections. And, in some sites, choice of last meal.

Jim Campbell
1 year ago

Honest to God I’ve never met any normal people in Portland, I use to work up there as part of my assignment when I worked in the real. Many Marxists.socialists and road raging fools. Look no further that their ANTIF Riots. Even in LA-LA land living in CA, the police or we the people would be bashing heads. That behavior must be stopped.

Jim Campbell
1 year ago

Notice we had the same issues with our sites being taken down. I had 8 million commenters I received a knock at my door by two suits. They said come outside we want to talk to you. I asked why, the said they were Census Takers, one day later my site was gone. I don’t believe in coincidence.

1 year ago

What are the odds of enticing Hillary to move to Oregon?