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Dr. Death opens shop in Berkeley

Last month, California became the 5th and most populous state to adopt a law legalizing physician-assisted suicide after Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act last year. The new law went into effect on June 9.

And in Berkeley, the belly of the liberal beast, the new law drew an emergency-room physician out of retirement to open a one-stop-shop for killing people, at a price of $2,000 per pop.

Dr. Death, Lonny Shavelson

His name is Lonny Shavelson, age mid-60s, and he’s opened California’s first End of Life Options clinic in the Bay Area — apparently a cottage office in his backyard in Berkeley (his clinic’s mailing address is a mailbox in a UPS Store) — where he will consult with and provide lethal prescriptions for patients who request them, refused by other doctors who actually hold true to their professional Hippocratic oath of “First do no harm” and “Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. Above all, I must not play at God.”

Lisa Aliferis of KQED reports that Shavelson’s website, Bay Area End of Life Options, went up in April, and he’s outlined the law at “grand rounds” at several Bay Area hospitals this spring. His practice will be focused on consulting not only with physicians whose patients request aid-in-dying, but also with patients themselves, including offering care to patients who choose him as their “attending end-of-life physician.”

, a reader of the KQED article with a visceral hatred of traditional, i.e., orthodox Christians, is ecstatic over Berkeley hosting Doctor Death:

“This is huge progress in every sense of the word. At a time when basic human rights like abortion are under attack from the WhiteSIS YallQaeda American-Taliban religious subset of our population, it’s truly inspiring to see California steadily marching forward toward real human progress.

We certainly need to fumigate out and eradicate the corrosive, backward and destructive infestation of religion in our government throughout America (we do have this thing called separation of church and state). It is unthinkable and immoral that for so many decades those deranged mentally-ill elements of our population have been directly responsible for extraordinary levels of suffering because of their dark-age and backward religious beliefs.

Things like this are what I love about Berkeley….”

Under the California law, two doctors must agree that a mentally competent patient has six months or fewer to live. The patient then agrees in writing to administer the lethal prescription themselves. Currently, the law does not mandate doctors to provide lethal prescriptions if they choose not to do so.

Dr. Burton PresbergDr. Burton Presberg, an Oakland psychiatrist who works specifically with cancer patients and their families, said he’s concerned that patients suffering from clinical depression at the end of life, sometimes feel they are a burden to family members who could “really push for the end of life to happen a little sooner than the patient themselves.” Expressing concerns that physicians may not be aware of patients’ depression, Presberg nevertheless enthuses that “it’s really good that this [euthanasia] is an option.”

Shavelson, Davidzon, Presberg — all Jewish surnames. It is curious how enthralled some (fake) Jews are with death, given the Holocaust.

“…those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars….” –Revelation 3:9

~Eowyn

California Democrats resurrect euthanasia bill for immediate vote

On July 7, I exulted that SB 128, California’s physician-assisted suicide bill that was passed by the state Senate, died in a state Assembly committee because Democrats had trouble finding enough votes to move the bill ahead, and that SB 128 was off the table for the rest of the year.

It turns out the exultation was short-lived because Demoncrats have resurrected the bill as ABX2-15, which is up for an immediate vote today.

The following comes from an August 31 email from Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF):

Democrats in the California legislature are perverting the normal legislative process and bringing SB 128 (now called ABX2-15) – the Physician-Assisted Suicide bill – up for an immediate vote on Tuesday

Even Governor Brown has harshly criticized the end-run around the Assembly Health Committee. In a surprise, bipartisan move, Southern California Democrats on the Health Committee promised to vote against the bill in July, causing Lois Wolk, the bill’s author, to take it off calendar for the rest of the legislative session.

Now the bill is back – reintroduced in a special legislative session on health care. This time, it faces a much friendlier committee that is likely to approve the bill for a full floor vote.

Please act today by contacting your assemblymembers immediately to urge them to vote ‘no’ on ABX2-15. Do you use twitter? Please tweet!

A sample letter with talking points is available on LLDF web site.

To find who your California state representative is, click here.

SB 128 is now ABX2-15

69-year-old Lois Wolk is a California State Senator, representing the 3rd district of California. Wolk is a member of the Democratic Party and was elected to the Senate in 2008.

The Netherlands and Belgium show how physician-assisted suicide can be and is being abused, resulting in doctors killing people who are not terminally-ill, including the elderly, the young, the mentally ill, and babies. See:

Hippocratic Oath

See also:

H/t California Catholic

~Éowyn

Killing Us Softly – Part 1

This series of articles on ObamaCare and the Death Culture inherent in the godless Brave New World of the Sustainable Development economy is published with the permission of the author, Kelleigh Nelson. If you value the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, this series will have you in tears.  Please share on Facebook and other social media. It could save lives!  ~LTG

 KILLING US SOFTLY      Part 1

by Kelleigh Nelson

Mourner

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless. Pearl S. Buck

 Condemned German: “But we didn’t think it would go that far.”
American judge:
“It went that far the very first time you condemned an innocent human being.”  Conversation in the American motion picture “Judgment at Nuremburg.”

 “From the Soviet gulag to the Nazi concentration camps and the killing fields of Cambodia, history teaches that granting the state legal authority to kill innocent individuals has dreadful consequences.” … Pete Du Pont, former Delaware governor

 Passive Euthanasia

My dear mother died on July 19, 1994. She had Alzheimer’s, but her death was hurried along because she was deprived of food and water. My baby sister had medical power of attorney and was convinced by the nursing home physicians that mother would feel no pain. When I found out, I called the nursing home in Illinois and spoke to the medical director. I told him I did not want my mother starved and dehydrated to death. He told me she wouldn’t feel anything. He never said she was receiving any pain medication. I responded that there wasn’t much difference between what he was doing to my mother and what was done by the Nazis to concentration camp prisoners. He answered that my mother could feel nothing because she didn’t have her brain function any longer. Of course, being starved and dehydrated doesn’t help with brain function of prisoners either. I hung up and wept bitter tears. Momma died three days later. I later found out that what was done to my mother had been common practice for several decades. My mother did not deserve this end. Hydration would have kept her body comfortable until God took her home. Continue reading

Leading abortionist says killing unborn is “extremely gratifying”

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil.” –Isaiah 5:20

Hilary White reports for LifeSiteNews, Feb. 16, 2012, that Dr. Patricia Lohr, a leading abortionist in the United Kingdom, told an audience of abortion advocates meeting in London last September that killing children by abortion is “extremely gratifying.”

Dr. Patricia Lohr at the abortionist meeting

Lohr is the medical director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), one of the UK’s busiest abortion organizations.  The meeting was organized by the abortion industry lobby group Voice for Choice, a consortium of organizations dedicated to loosening Britain’s abortion law to allow abortion on demand and the expansion of abortion training in medical schools, as well as forcing legalization on Northern Ireland. Among the groups represented at the meeting was Family Planning Association — an affiliate of International Planned Parenthood.

Lohr said that she could never have fully understood or agreed with the abortionist “philosophy” until she actually started committing abortions herself. Proclaiming abortion to be “self-evidently” moral (when considering the “bad old days” when abortion was illegal of “wards full of septic, injured and dead women”), Lohr said that she began to conduct 2nd trimester surgical abortions during her training as a physician. She said that she performs abortions “as early as possible and as late as necessary” and that she was unapologetic about being “pro-choice, pro-child and pro-abortion.”

The fetus at 14 weeks, the beginning of the second trimester. Image: A.D.A.M.

“It’s crucial for abortionists to talk about abortion as a good thing,” Lohr said, speaking of her personal enthusiasm for the abortionist ideology since encountering it first in New York as a teenager and later as the founder of a “pro-choice” group in medical school.

In her talk, Lohr accused pro-life activists in the Operation Rescue movement of “violence” when they tried to shut down abortion facilities in New York in the 1980s, while Lohr acted as an abortion “escort” at 19.

Lohr’s comments became public after a report was published on the internet by a pair of pro-life advocates, Daniel Blackman and Paul Smeaton, who work with the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. Blackman had attended the “Voice for Choice” public meeting. He told LiftSiteNews.com: “It is horrifying. An abortionist’s desperate act of rationalisation of an unspeakable evil.”

Lohr has pressed for making abortion training mandatory for all medical students, and for restriction-free, legal abortion, paid for by the state. But a report in the July 2011 Journal of Medical Ethics found that almost half of the 733 medical students polled disagree with Lohr. These budding physicians believe doctors should be allowed to refuse “to perform any procedure to which they object on moral, cultural or religious grounds.”

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For someone who calls herself “pro-choice,” Lohr sure is not “pro-choice” when it comes to medical school students and fellow doctors who do not choose to perform abortion. Lohr also seems to have missed that memo in med school about the Hippocratic oath “First, Do No Harm.”

Let’s call a spade a spade.

We call an individual who commits murder after murder a “serial killer.” We call a serial killer who finds killing “extremely gratifying” a psychopath. And we have a word for those who take pleasure in killing. The word is Evil.

And that’s what Lohr is — an evil psychopathic serial killer. Nor is her practice confined to the UK. I found a Dr. Patricia Lohr, M.D., who practices obstetrics and gynecology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a license in PA and California.

What is the probability of two medical doctors named Patricia Lohr — one in the UK, one in the United States — who are both ob/gyn?

Judging by the video of Lohr speaking at the “Voice for Choice” meeting, the American Dr. Patricia Lohr is the same Dr. Patricia Lohr who’s the medical director of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service because she does not have a British accent but speaks American English.

~Eowyn