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??
OHA board chair Eric Alexander, OHA CEO Deborah Whiting Jaques, former Oregon gov. Barbara Roberts, and Meg McCauley resource dev. dir. Source.
DEREK HUMPHREY — a real Halloween ghoul…let me help you die…
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).
“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.”]