UNITED STATES (OREGON): Oregon Bill Would Allow Starvation of Alzheimer’s Patients, Could Set Up Death Panels:

A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would drastically alter current advance directive laws, diminishing the effects of powers of attorney and allowing incapacitated patients to be refused ordinary food and water. It would also mandate the formation of an unelected state committee to create a new advance directive form. Read more >>

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CALIFORNIA – Terminally ill are saying goodbye with assisted suicide parties

In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Read more >>

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