Dying To Know You: Oregon’s Hospice Association and The Hemlock Society

Need help?  In the U.S. call 1-800-273-8255  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Oregon’s Hospice Association partners with The Hemlock Society

What’s in a name?  If you are the HEMLOCK SOCIETY and want more access to physicians and policy makers, and you want a new kinder identity, you change your name to COMPASSION and CHOICES.

  • As we’ve said before, we at West Coast Pro-Life refuse to play the name game.  So, henceforth the Hemlock Society cannot hide behind its new name/identity on our website.

Previously we have posted about Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s creepy alliance with the “right to die movement.”  SEE “Poison Pen Pals: Earl Blumenauer and The Hemlock Society” “Gift To President:  ‘Patients Right To Die.”

YOU’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY!

UPDATED LINK 01/16/2014: 

The new name is working because just yesterday — 10/09/2013 — at the annual Hemlock Society’s fund raiser, the keynote speaker was the CEO of the OREGON HOSPICE ASSOCIATION.  Read that again.  The event was held at an influential gathering place in an upscale neighborhood, the Multnomah Athletic Club.

Known as the MAC Club, it is an exclusive private club for Portland’s wealthy professionals.  Well, now Hemlock has access to the rich elderly who place their trust in Oregon’s ‘Death With Dignity’ law.

Local Right-to-Die luminaries celebrate the Oregon Hospice Association . . . why are they smiling??

oregonhospicejpg-5a2c51a49469f74aOHA board chair Eric Alexander, OHA CEO Deborah Whiting Jaques, former Oregon gov. Barbara Roberts, and Meg McCauley resource dev. dir.  Source.

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DEREK HUMPHREY — a real Halloween ghoul…let me help you die…

DEREK HUMPHREY, Hemlock Co-Founder
DEREK HUMPHREY, Hemlock Society’s Co-Founder

Humphrey has a website to sell his how-to-kill-yourself book; and this book is available in the public libraries across the country!!!  Who will rat this guy out?  Oh, I forgot:  it’s been tried.  According to anti-euthanasia expert and author RITA MARKER, in her book she exposes how he murdered the parent of his first wife.  He drove his second wife to suicide.

SOURCE:  “DEADLY COMPASSION:  The Death of ANN HUMPHREY [Derek’s second wife] and the Truth About Euthanasia” by Rita Marker  — available for free download at Patients Rights Council (click the link).

RELATED

“Portland’s suicide rate higher than the nation”
(Oregon Live — September 30, 2013)    Every four days, someone in Portland dies from suicide, making the city’s suicide rate almost three times higher than the national rate.  [Note: Doctor-prescribed suicides are not included in the numbers since OR law requires such deaths to be listed as “natural.”]

LINKS

Hemlock Society – yes, they do exist with that name – Google Search Result Page

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Gift to President from “Hemlock” Earl Blumenauer: “Patient’s Right to Die”

President Obama: The other day a friend of mine, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, handed me a magazine with a special issue titled “The Crisis in American Medicine.” 

1960 The PATIENT’S RIGHT TO DIE Harper’s (pdf)

… It speaks to many of the challenges we face today.  The thing is, this special issue was published by Harper’s magazine in October of 1960.”   President Obama in a speech to the American Medical Institute. 

As quoted by Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenhauer HERE.

Poison Pen Pals: Earl Blumenauer and The Hemlock Society

Career politician Oregon Rep. 3rd District Earl Blumenauer (Democrat) and his relationship with The Hemlock Society.

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Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  • The Hemlock Society’s new name is “Compassion & Choices. ”  They have the same goal:  legalizing assisted suicide.
  • C&C says the “Right-To-Die” is a “civil right”  Read on.
Hemlock Society Logo

On October 4, 2011, C&C announced the opening of their NEW OFFICE in the nation’s capitol.   Among supporters of the new D.C. office was EARL BLUMENAUER:

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), a strong advocate for better end-of-life care, lauded the expanded effort to empower consumers.   “When the concerted, energized voices of reform
demand policies that support personalized care at the end of life,” said Congressman Blumenauer, “our leaders, regardless of party affiliation, will have to respond.”

Humanists’ Agenda in the Death Cult

The D.C. office hired THERESA CONNOR, a former PLANNED PARENTHOOD public policy director.

Theresa Connor’s more than 30 years of experience in public policy and communications includes 15 years as the director of public policy for Planned Parenthood in Washington state, where her work on women’s healthcare won national recognition.  Ms. Connor, a licensed attorney, will work with coalition partners at the federal, state and local levels to achieve public policies that will improve care and expand choice at the end of life.

We all need Planned Parenthood evangelists working to push us to suicide wouldn’t you agree?

Suicide Idealists To Shape Policy Whether We Want Them To Or Not

“Compassion & Choices [Hemlock] is an active leader across the country in legislative and executive action to shape policies that improve care and expand choice at the end of life,” said C&C [Hemlock] President BARBARA COOMBS LEE at the opening.

“An expertly staffed D.C. office brings our advocacy to the seat of national policy.”  (emphasis added)

Warning:  Do not use their language!

  • Instead of “aided death” — say “aided suicide.”
  • Instead of “aid in dying” — say “assisted suicide.”

Learn more about what’s going on in your state at the

Patients Rights Council.

BOOK by PRC’s director Rita Marker can be downloaded free of charge HERE .  Tells the true story of Ann Humphry and Derek Humphry, co-founders of The Hemlock Society.  Explores the “right-to-die / euthanasia” movements.  Most of the events take place in Oregon.  A page turner.

Earl Blumenauer Speaks at Hemlock Society in 2010 – Video

National Suicide Hotline: 800-784-2433   www.SuicideHotlines.com

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The Hemlock Society has a new name, “Compassion and Choices.”  Watch this video of Democrat from Oregon Rep. 3rd District Earl Blumenauer speak in 2010 at their Portland headquarters, where assisted suicide was legalized in 1997.

  • My rule:  use their original name, the Hemlock Society.
  • Their life’s work:   DEATH.
  • VIDEOClick HERE to watch Earl Blumenauer at Oregon Hemlock Society in 2010.

Blumenauer Speaks at Hemlock Society

The Hemlock Society was co-founded by advocates of mercy killing aka euthanasia.  The founders were primarily Humanists.  (Just like the founders of Planned Parenthood.)

COMPASSION & CHOICES‘ Oregon tag line:  A Resource for Oregonians Planning A DEATH WITH DIGNITY.  C&C is located in all 50 states in the U.S.

Important Pro-Euthanasia Spokesperson:

Derek Humphry is the Hemlock Society co-founder.  Resides in Oregon.  He writes about the name change HERE, saying that Hemlock Society was there to help people end their lives when ” . . . dying, trapped in a ruined body, or just plain terminally old and tired of life.”

Important Anti-Euthanasia Organizations, Resources

1.  The Patient’s Rights Council – “Frequently Asked Questions:  Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide”

Speakers:  Rita Marker and Wesley J. Smith

2.  Life Guardian Foundation – Dr. Paul Byrne

3.  Physicians for Compassionate Care – Dr. William Toffler et al.  See link under “Bioethics” in the Links section of this website.

 

Video – Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer: “How To Die” — and Save Money

In the video he’s urging U.S. Congress to pass his “Personalize Your Care Act”  H.R. 1589

“Doctors have a better ‘quality of life'” and know how to die. – Earl Blumenauer

Video interview of Time Magazine’s  “How To Die” author Joel Kline, May 30, 2012.

Blumenauer is the Hemlock Society’s Favorite Agitator

See PAGE 4 — www.hemlockflorida.org/assets/Beacon_Fall_Winter_2010.pdf

Planned Parenthood Opens – Video

Updated February 19, 2010.

February 16, 2010

Video courtesy of KATU News Channel 2.

Reporter:  “The grand opening began with a pro-choice preacher blessing the building.”

Grand Opening Attendees included:

  • BILL BRADBURY, Oregon candidate for governor
  • EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon congressman
  • REV. VINCENT LACHINA, pro-abortion clergy, on Planned Parenthood payroll
  • Dan Saltzman, City Commissioner
  • Nick Fish, City Commissioner
  • Lew Frederick, Oregon state rep.

David Greenberg, PPCW CEO, says he’s concerned about the enormous increase in sexually-transmitted infections in our youth.

Do you think it’s because SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, and Advocates for Youth DO NOT TEACH BIOLOGY?!

Parents!  Find out what “sex educators” in our public schools are teaching your children about the pleasures of sexual freedom and experimentation — buy the book . . .

‘YOU’RE TEACHING MY CHILD WHAT? A Physician Exposes the Lies of Sex Education and How They Harm Your Child’ by Dr. Miriam Grossman