How Abortion Leads to Euthanasia

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The Modern Hippocratic Oath.  PBS.  2001.

The excerpt says:

Yet paradoxically, even as the modern oath’s use has burgeoned, its content has tacked away from the classical oath’s basic tenets. According to a 1993* survey of 150 U.S. and Canadian medical schools, for example, only 14 percent of modern oaths prohibit euthanasia, 11 percent hold convenant with a deity, 8 percent foreswear abortion, and a mere 3 percent forbid sexual contact with patients—all maxims held sacred in the classical version. The original calls for free tuition for medical students and for doctors never to “use the knife” (that is, conduct surgical procedures)—both obviously out of step with modern-day practice. Perhaps most telling, while the classical oath calls for “the opposite” of pleasure and fame for those who transgress the oath, fewer than half of oaths taken today insist the taker be held accountable for keeping the pledge.

Indeed, a growing number of physicians have come to feel that the Hippocratic Oath is inadequate to address the realities of a medical world that has witnessed huge scientific, economic, political, and social changes, a world of legalized abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and pestilences unheard of in Hippocrates’ time.  Some doctors have begun asking pointed questions regarding the oath’s relevance:  In an environment of increasing medical specialization, should physicians of such different stripes swear to a single oath? With governments and health-care organizations demanding patient information as never before, how can a doctor maintain a patient’s privacy? Are physicians morally obligated to treat patients with such lethal new diseases as AIDS or the Ebola virus?

Father Frank Pavone:

The abortion mentality never stops with abortion. After all, if a mother has the right to choose to kill her innocent, unwanted child, why doesn’t the child have the right to kill her innocent, unwanted mother?

That’s what the right to die movement is all about. It has nothing to do with people wanting to die. It has everything to do with people wanting to live, but other people not caring for them and claiming that they are better off if a doctor kills them.

It’s an exact parallel with abortion, because women who get abortions don’t want them. Someone else does. It’s not about women’s rights, but about how we have failed to meet the needs of women.

Testimony for ABX2-15.  Assisted Suicide Advocate.  The Hearing at State Capitol.  Sep. 1, 2015.

Christy O’Donnell dropped a big bomb:  She wants the same CHOICE she had to abort her daughter in America.

(Transcript by West Coast Pro-Life):

“To think, looking at my daughter, when she falls asleep, I realize that when I look at her and kiss her, that she’s alive because I legally got to make that choice.  Our laws allow me, as a parent, to make a decision about her, whether she lived or died.  And yet, now that I am at the end of my life, I don’t have that same decision in California, because that’s where I live.”

Folks, we at WCPL believe that any parent who reveals to their child, adult or adolescent, that her life was almost taken by her own mother, is an evil, wicked child abuser. That’s the way we see it.
Christy O’Donnell at the hearing on Video.  She sounded fine.  She stood in the hallway at the capitol for pictures.  Where is she today?

Wesley J. Smith:  Protecting the Careers of Medical Professional Who Believe in the Hippocratic Oath.


Will Jesuit Radicalism Influence Governor Brown’s Assisted Suicide Decision?

  • The Jesuits are defiant toward the moral principles of the Catholic Church.
  • Governor Jerry Brown, schooled by Jesuits in seminary, is the most abortion-friendly legislator in the country.
  • Pope Francis, a Jesuit, is frequently criticized by traditional cardinals for his strident comments which are uncharacteristic of a pope.

Governor Brown + The Jesuits + Pope Francis.  This is a trifecta of Trouble.  And their influence is about to change California law.  My husband and I are Vatican watchers.  We’re Traditional Roman Catholic.  This means that we go to a traditional Latin Mass and stay clear of the left-wing “social justice” trends in the American Church:  man-made global warming; restorative justice (no jail for crimes); immigration reform (disobey the law); and repeal the death penalty.  None of these are commandments made by Jesus.


Governor Brown

It’s common knowledge that Governor Brown studied to become a Jesuit priest once.  It’s highly likely he remains friendly with liberal or revolutionary-leaning Jesuit priests.  His left-wing policies are likely complemented by his Jesuit colleagues, whoever they are.  He’s probably had a lifetime of influence from the Jesuits.  Their social justice beliefs are outside the boundaries of traditional faith and reason.
Brown is interested in human suffering.  In an interview with Zenit, Brown proclaimed that efforts against man-made global warming will relieve suffering of millions of “vulnerable people.”  In the same interview, he reflects on the common good.  It’s up to interpretation, of course.
The Nicaragua Sandinista (Communist) Government that over threw the traditional government there:
  • The Jesuits disobeyed Pope John Paul II in the early 1970’s.  Several revolutionary priests in Nicaragua became Communists and worked with Fidel Castro.  They also ran for and won political office there, in complete disobedience to the Vatican.
  • They practice “Liberation Theology” which has been condemned by Popes JPII and Pope Benedict XVI.
  • They openly despise Capitalism.
  • It’s all in the book The Jesuits by Malachi Martin.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit, the first to be elected pope.  Liberation Theology is popular among priests in South America.

  • He forgave one of those Nicaraguan priests for his radical activism.
  • He reinstated that priest in 2014.  Article.
  • This year it was revealed in a Catholic News Agency story that “A Former Soviet Spy Created Liberation Theology.”
  • The pope finessed President Obama’s Cuba relations.
​Individual ​​Jesuits support homosexual rights, Planned Parenthood, and are weak on assisted suicide.  I say individual because the entire body of Jesuits do not have a statement about these things.

Crisis Magazine Special Reports


 “Bishops Betrayed On Assisted Suicide.”  Crisis Magazine.  2011.​ Our bishops “efforts are being undermined by ethics and law professors at several Jesuit universities.​​”​ ​  Includes non-Catholics and ordained priests.​

Prof. Emeritus Charles Hillel Baron taught Law & Bioethics for 40 years at Boston U.​, a Jesuit university.  In an amicus brief  he argued for Terri Schiavo to die by dehydration and starvation.
  • Baron helped develop model legislation legalizing euthanasia.
  • Baron serves on the board of directors of the Death With Dignity National Center, which is the organization most responsible for Oregon’s Death With Dignity law and has promoted similar laws in Maine, Hawaii, and Vermont.​
  • ​He exposed his students to positive views on euthanizing newborns and retarded people.

​A Cardinal Neuman Society Report, “Teaching Euthanasia.”​  Crisis Mag. Online 2005.  “Professors from top Catholic universities helped convince the courts and the public that removing her [Terri Schiavo’s] feeding tube was acceptable and consistent with Catholic teaching — even while the Vatican said it was euthanasia.​​”​   (Page 6 & 7 cover the scandal against Pope John Paul II’s teachings re nutrition and hydration, which was disputed by the liberal professors; they claim that the pope was “pandering to the right-to-lifers.”

The Jerry Brown Way

1988.  I’ve come to appreciate more deeply the values and traditions that I learned as a Jesuit seminarian.  One fundamental principle they taught in the Jesuit seminary, is what they call in Latin, agere contra — it means “go against yourself.”  Whole Earth Review.

2015.  What’s unacceptable becomes acceptable.  Los Angeles Times.

Agere contra.  Do the opposite for Christ.   Reject worldliness.


I think George Castanza’s dilemma with himself could offer advise to Governor Brown.  George spent an episode making decisions based on the opposite of what he would usually do.

George:  Why did it all turn out like this for me? I had so much promise. I was personable, I was bright. Oh, maybe not academically speaking, but … I was perceptive. I always know when someone’s uncomfortable at a party. It became very clear to me sitting out there today, that every decision I’ve ever made, in my entire life, has been wrong. My life is the opposite of everything I want it to be. Every instinct I have, in every area of life, be it something to wear, something to eat … It’s all been wrong.

Jerry: If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.

George: Yes, I will do the opposite. I used to sit here and do nothing, and regret it for the rest of the day, so now I will do the opposite, and I will do something!

George to female restaurant customer:  Excuse me, I couldn’t help but notice that you were looking in my direction.

Victoria:  Oh, yes I was, you just ordered the same exact lunch as me.

George:  My name is George.  I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.

The Next Day

George to Jerry:  Hey, I just found twenty dollars!  I tell you this, something is happening in my life. I did this opposite thing last night. Up was down, black was white, good was –

Jerry:  – bad.

Jerry : So you just did the opposite of everything?

George:  Yes. And listen to this, listen to this; her uncle works for the Yankees and he’s gonna get me a job interview. A front office kind of thing. Assistant to the traveling secretary. A job with the New York Yankees! This has been the dream of my life ever since I was a child, and it’s all happening because I’m completely ignoring every urge towards common sense and good judgment I’ve ever had. This is no longer just some crazy notion. Jerry, this is my religion.

Readers, I hope you can see what’s wrong with agere contra .  The governor can’t count on his own conscience if he second-guesses what is good and what is bad.  God’s laws inform a traditional Catholic conscience.  Will he choose to obey God’s laws and reject the right-to-die fanatics?  Or will he do the opposite?


Pope Francis: Abortion, Euthanasia are ‘Sins Against God’

Pope Francis blasts abortion, euthanasia as ‘sins against God’ :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience May 28, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

.- Pope Francis has told a group of Catholic doctors that “playing with life” in ways like abortion and euthanasia is sinful, and he stressed that each human life, no matter the condition, is sacred.

“We’re are living in a time of experimentation with life. But a bad experiment… (we’re) playing with life,” the Pope told an audience of 4,000 Catholic doctors gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on Nov. 15.

“Be careful, because this is a sin against the Creator: against God the Creator.”

Pope Francis offered his words in an address given to members of the Italian Catholic Doctors Association in celebration of their 70th anniversary.

He recalled that many times in his years as a priest he heard people object to the Church’s position on life issues, specifically asking why the Church is against abortion.

After explaining to the inquirer that the Church is not against abortion because it is simply a religious or philosophical issue, he said it’s also because abortion “is a scientific problem, because there is a human life and it’s not lawful to take a human life to solve a problem.”

Regardless of the many objections he has heard saying that modern thought has evolved on the issue, the Pope stressed that “in ancient thought and in modern thought, the word ‘kill’ means the same!”

“(And) the same goes for euthanasia,” he explained, observing that as a result of “this culture of waste, a hidden euthanasia is practiced on the elderly.”

This, he said, is like telling God: “’at the end of life I do it, like I want.’ It’s a sin against God. Think well about this.”

The belief that abortion is helpful for women, that euthanasia is “an act of dignity,” or that it’s “a scientific breakthrough to ‘produce’ a child (who is) considered a right instead of accepted as a gift” are all part of conventional wisdom that offers a false sense of compassion, he said.

And this includes “(the) use of human life as laboratory mice supposedly to save others,” the Pope continued, saying that on the contrary, the Gospel provides a true image of compassion in the figure of the Good Samaritan, who sees a man suffering, has mercy on him, goes close and offers concrete help.

With today’s rapid scientific and technological advancements the possibility of physical healing has drastically increased, the Pope observed. However, the ability to truly care for the person has almost gone in the opposite direction.

Some aspects of medical science “seem to diminish the ability to ‘take care’ of the person, especially when they are suffering, fragile and defenseless,” he said, explaining that advancements in science and medicine can only enhance human life if they maintain their ethical roots.

“Attention to human life, particularly to those in the greatest difficulty, that is, the sick, the elderly, children, deeply affects the mission of the Church,” the Bishop of Rome continued, saying that often times modern society tends to attach one’s quality of life to economic possibilities.

Frequently the quality of a person’s life is measured by their physical beauty and well-being, he observed, noting how the more important interpersonal, spiritual and religious dimensions of human life are often forgotten.

“In reality, in the light of faith and of right reason, human life is always sacred and always ‘of quality’,” he said.

“No human life exists that is more sacred that the other, just like there is no human life qualitatively more significant than another solely in virtue of resources, rights, economic opportunities and higher social status.”

Pope Francis told the group that as Catholic doctors, it is their mission to affirm the sacredness and inviolability of human life, which “must be loved, defended and cared for,” through word and example, each in their own personal style.

He encouraged them to collaborate with others, including those with different religions, in seeking to promote the dignity of the human being as a basic criterion of their work, and to follow the Gospel’s instruction to love at all times, especially when there is a special need.

“Your mission as doctors puts you in daily contact with so many forms of suffering,” he said, and he encouraged them to imitate the Good Samaritan in caring for the elderly, the sick and the disabled.

By remaining faithful to the Gospel of Life and respecting life as a gift, difficult decisions will come up that at times require courageous choices that go against the popular current, the pontiff noted, saying that this faithfulness can also lead “to conscientious objection.”

“This is what the members of your association have done in the course of 70 years of meritorious work,” the Pope observed, urging the doctors to continue implementing the teachings of the Magisterium into their work with trust and humility.

California Nurses for Ethical Standards Against PAS

PAS = Physician Assisted Suicide

California Nurses for Ethical Standards in the news.

California Needs Law for Death with Dignity in California.  Published in the Orange County Register, October 14, 2014.

Excerpt: ” I often have thought that our society treats pets with far more compassion than it does human beings, allowing animals to be put out of their suffering.”  Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law.

Rebuttal (unpublished as of 10/29/14)

Dear Editor,
Mr. Chemerinsky’s myopic, emotional call for physician-assisted-suicide (PAS) (Erwin Chemerinsky:California Needs a Death With Dignity Law, O.C.Register, Oct 15) is frightening to the majority of health care professionals. The idea of turning healers into killers violates the fundamental guiding principle of medicine: “first do no harm.” Why does a person need a doctor’s help to commit a person’s suicide?

In addition, where euthanasia and PAS have been legalized, abuses abound. Mr. Chemerinsky says states can and should regulate “death with dignity” to prevent abuses. As reasonable as this sounds, it has been noted in states and countries where this is the law, there are no safe-guards strong enough to protect patients, and no way to control assisted suicide once it becomes legal. For example the Netherlands had strict guidelines in place when they first legalized PAS, but it soon evolved into voluntary euthanasia, then into non-voluntary euthanasia. Positive reports about how well Oregon’s legalization of PAS is working, fall apart when the true realities were revealed by ethical doctors practicing in Oregon.

No, Dean Chemerinsky, we don’t need or want PAS in California.

Germaine Wensley RN
Vice-president California Nurses for Ethical Standards

California Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide in 2015

Note:  This bill has NOT been “introduced” as stated in the article title.–West Coast Pro-Life


California Legislator Introduces Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide After Prior Bills Fail |

California ProLife Council, [CPLC] working in conjunction with a coalition of life-affirming groups, has defeated California Assisted Suicide proposals in the past.  But euthanasia advocates have promised to be particularly aggressive this coming year.

State Sen. Bill Monning intends to introduce legislation that would allow terminally ill Californians to end their lives with medical assistance.

Monning, D-Carmel, announced his plan for a bill modeled on Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act on Friday during an annual legislative meeting with Watsonville officials.

Monning said he and Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, still are working on the legislation, but that it would authorize mentally competent people with terminal diagnoses and fewer than six months to live to legally end their lives.

Better known as assisted suicide, advocates prefer the term “aid in dying” to describe the practice of a terminally ill patient choosing to end their life using a lethal dose of a prescribed drug.

In California, several attempts to pass a law either at the ballot box or through the Legislature have failed, the last in 2007.

Brian Johnston, Executive Director of CPLC,  has been deeply involved in combating each of the previous proposals. He says, “You must remember that this is not about helping comfort or alleviate pain for an ill or dying person, that’s what Mother Teresa did. This is about killing that patient instead.”

Johnston, who has been a California Commissioner on Aging and hospice volunteer, wants all pro-life individuals prepared for the onslaught of propaganda for “compassionate killing.” His documentary and book, Death as a Salesman, is recognized as one of the definitive handbooks in the battle against assisted suicide.

California Democrat Platform: The Party of Death with Dignity


2014 California Democrat Party Platform

To ensure death with dignity, we support the right of any competent adult, suffering intractable pain as a consequence of a fatal illness to obtain the assistance of medical doctors in painlessly ending her or his own life.  We support safeguards to ensure that this right of patient self-determination will not be misused by either family members or health care personnel, to precipitate the demise of any disabled person who desires to continue living.

We support reimbursement to doctors, including Medicare doctors and other healing professionals, who may utilize holistic treatment modalities when administering pain management protocols, including reimbursement when patients request voluntary consultation about end-of-life care.

Right to Abortion and Right-To-Die Movements Attract Same Ideologues

Ideologues from 1960’s counter culture — homosexuals, feminists, drug cultists, hippy or Communist preachers — are gathering once again.  This time they are attempting to impose their views about dying.  They are obsessive about slogans:  “a perfect death,” “death with dignity,” etc.

Updated July 17, 2015

If Planned Parenthood’s abortionist didn’t kill you in your mother’s womb, then leave it up to the Hemlock Society to finish the job.

The Hemlock Society, dba Compassion & Choice$

As you look into the backgrounds of these people and their connections in government, medicine, abortion, counter-culture drugs, you ought to be very, very concerned that these same agitators have powerful influences over what will happen to you when you are in a hospital or ambulance.

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Advisory Board Leadership Council


David Greenberg, Ph.D., . . . Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.

C&C’s Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera

Castuera at SS marriage rally
Castuera at SS marriage rally

The Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera has a long history of studied activism for causes most people used to consider unpopular and are becoming mainstream. Dr. Castuera became the first National Chaplain for Planned Parenthood Federation of America for six years before his retirement.  The right to choose at any point in a person’s life is sacred, according to Ignacio, and securing the right for a compassionate end of life is particularly so.

The Rev. Dr. Ignacio Castuera currently serves at Trinity United Methodist Church in Pomona, CA and also as the first National Chaplain for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.  Rev Castuera, [is] a member of the Steering Committee of Freedom to Marry. 

Jaren Ducker, Treasurer

Jaren Ducker She has been board president for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and the Denver Public Library Commission, and the ACLU of Colorado’s treasurer. She received the Margaret Sanger Award for exemplary leadership in furthering reproductive rights and the Carl Whitehead Award for lifetime contributions to civil liberties.  Jaren has long been committed to end-of-life choice and brings to Compassion & Choices that passion along with her extensive board experience.

Board of Advisors

Ram Dass*

babaramdasstwitter  The_Psychedelic_Experienceco-authored with Timothy Leary

Dr. Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) is a ’60s counter-culture icon, author and spiritual teacher.

Mickey MacIntyre, Chief Program Officer, ex officio – Funding Czar

Mickey MacIntyreMickey has built nonprofit civil rights organizations and served as an architect of social change movements for years. In the past decade alone, he provided fundraising and development consultation to over 1,000 organizations including Human Rights Campaign [for same-sex marriage], Disability Funders Network, Black AIDS Institute and the American Red Cross. As chief program officer, Mickey integrates core Compassion & Choices services of advocacy, consultation, education and outreach while setting and guiding the strategic direction of the organization.

Video – MacIntyre speech at Institute of Medicine.  2012.

Toni Broaddus, C&C’s California Campaign Director

Broaddus is a longtime LGBT activist in San Francisco.  In January 2015 she was named director of Equality Federation.  Article.  She married Janice Wells in 2004.  The marriage was officiated by California Senator Mark Leno*SF Gate article.

J. Wells-Senator Leno-T. Broaddus

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*In 2015, Senator Leno became a principle co-author of SB128.  He voted Yes to pass SB 128 the highly controversial end-of-life bill.  The bill passed in the full senate.  But it failed in the assembly health committee.

* aka Baba Ram Dass, the acid-taking pal of Timothy Leary (Leary died stoned on acid).  He is a Buddhist.  His typically hippy-like child-like un-Christian writings about death can be found on his website.

Example of his views on death:   “The Tibetan Book of the Dead was used by Tibetan Buddhist lamas to read to fellow lamas as they were dying, and for forty-nine days after their death.  Tim Leary, Ralph Metzner, and I began to see the Book in metaphorical terms as the story of psychological death and rebirth, even though it was originally intended as a guide through the process of physical death and rebirth. I now think that the idea of dying and being born into truth, or wisdom, or spirit is really what our business is when we talk about death. When you extricate yourself from the solid identification with your body, you begin to have the spaciousness to allow for the possibility that death is a part of the process of life – rather than the end of life. I feel this very deeply.”  Taken from “Dying is Absolutely Safe.”

Ram Dass came out as a bisexual.


Lifesite News Coverage and HERE.

Right-To-Die in 20 States by 2020 Announced at Elite Cocktail Party

Updated 9/15/2015.

Compassion & Choices Cocktails and Conversation

(read:  death stories)

New York Social Diary (link at bottom)


Robert Matheson squires his grandmother, Ruth Buchanan, and her favorite dachshund, Cinderella, across the porch to receive guests for an event for friends and family to learn more about the work of leading national nonprofit Compassion & Choices.

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Mickey MacIntyre, Compassion & Choices’ CPO, tells about the organization’s aggressive push to have active Death with Dignity Campaigns in 20 states by the year 2020.

Cocktails and Conversation on Expanding End-of-Life Choice at Beaulieu with hosts Ruth Buchanan and Bonnie Matheson

The Newport season saw its second event at Beaulieu — the summer home of Washington, D.C., doyenne Ruth Buchanan — this time sans orchestra and dancing. An intimate coterie of friends and family gathered on her 50′ wide slate porch overlooking the cliff walk and Atlantic for the cocktail hour to learn more about the work of leading national nonprofit Compassion & Choices. Its mission for the past 32 years has been to expand choice and improve care at the end of life. That includes making death with dignity — the medical practice of aid in dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults — a legitimate, open and accessible option. Currently, this option is expressly legal in five states, and Compassion & Choices is running campaigns to establish this basic human right in six others with a goal of 20 by the year 2020.

Ruth told her guests: “I watched both of my late husbands have terribly painful and drawn-out deaths because they didn’t plan ahead [by naming resolute healthcare proxies and completing comprehensive advance directives]. They hadn’t spoken to their families about their own deeply held end-of-life values and shared what truly living meant to them. I hope each of you — including my own children and grandchildren — gathered here will not make the same mistakes. Life for me is more than just existing, and I don’t want to be here if I can’t truly enjoy all of it — especially dancing!”

Ruth, still “tripping the light fantastic” well into her 90s, has been supporting the death-with-dignity movement since 1996, when late husband was in serious decline. She sought out and received sound advice from Compassion & Choices end-of-life consultants. This spring, she was initially approached with a request to meet with the organization’s Washington, D.C.-based staff to discuss the possibility of hosting an event in Newport.  With her signature wit, a rye smile and a gimlet eye, from across the room she jokingly quipped, “Tell them, “I’m not ready for them yet!”

However, despite two other events on her dance card that day, she held court with a drink in hand while admonishing her guests to “live life and get as much enjoyment out of it as you can. Make absolutely sure your family – especially your children – knows what you want when that’s no longer happening. Compassion & Choices is here to help us. Please join me in supporting them.”

Ronald Fleming, his guest Phoebe visiting for the season from England – and Leilani Brenner discuss the lively debate currently in process in the House of Lords on an “Assisted Dying” bill modeled after the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.  Phoebe shared that Lord Carey, the recently retired Archbishop of Canterbury, and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu both support the assisted-dying legislation.

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Jared Hughes [in purple bow tie] is Compassion & Choices’ Major Gifts Officer.  Mickey MacIntyre [in black suit] chief program officer of Compassion & Choices, discusses death-with-dignity legal strategy with Ronald Lee Fleming, Eugene Bowie Roberts, Jr. (a member of the Vanderbilt Family) and his wife, Lynn Springer Roberts, visiting from (a soon-to-be death with dignity campaign state) Maryland.


More photos at New York Social Diary…scroll down to 2/3 of that page.

Portland Archbishop Sample: Physician-assisted suicide and Brittany Maynard

Compassion and Choices are predatory!  They are exploiting this young woman to push their twisted beliefs about life and death.

Physician-assisted suicide ‘sows confusion about the purpose of life and death,’ archbishop says |

Note that the archbishop did not use the trendy term “death with dignity.”  I like that.

Archbishop Sample’s Full Statement:

Death can be a frightening prospect. Coupled with suffering, it can be even more frightening. What is the proper human response in the face of death? How can we find meaning in an earthly existence that ends in death?
Assisted suicide offers the illusion that we can control death by putting it on our own terms. It suggests that there is freedom in being able to choose death, but it fails to recognize the contradiction. Killing oneself eliminates the freedom enjoyed in earthly life. True autonomy and true freedom come only when we accept death as a force beyond our control. Our lives and our deaths belong in the hands of God who created and sustains us. Through the suffering, death and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus, we know that death is not the final word. Eternal life awaits all those who entrust themselves to God.
Life is a gift from God, and we have only one opportunity to live the life we have been given. Every moment of life is precious, and every moment of life worth living.
Assisted suicide sows confusion about the purpose of life and death. It suggests that a life can lose its purpose and that death has no meaning. Cutting life short is not the answer to death. Instead of hastening death, we encourage all to embrace the sometimes difficult but precious moments at the end of life, for it is often in these moments that we come to understand what is most important about life. Our final days help us to prepare for our eternal destiny.
We stand in solidarity with all those who are suffering and dying, and all those who are struggling to find meaning in life. Don’t give up hope! We are with you. As friends, families and neighbors we pledge to surround you with our love and compassion until the sacred moment when God calls you home. And together with you, we look forward to that day when God will wipe away every tear from our eyes and there will be no more mourning, no more suffering, and no more death (Rev. 21:4).
May the peace of Christ be with you all.

Aggressive Publicity for Medical Suicide by Hemlock Society – Brittany Maynard

From the “Wish We Had A Movie Star Spokesperson” department…

Dear Readers,

A young patient with brain cancer moved from California to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s PAS law (physician assisted suicide).

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After gathering information I conclude that this is an aggressive ad campaign by the Hemlock Society, aka Compassion & Choices. So far I have seen their slick video ON THE NEWS twice, yesterday and today.  As the video plays one can see clearly the C&C logo.

The Sacramento local news is asking for viewer opinions!

A brief Internet search indicates C&C’s top notch PUBLIC RELATIONS dept. — headed by former Planned Parenthood public policy director — is on a roll.

The story has made a media feeding frenzy:  New York Times, People Magazine, CNN, and local news.

In fact, the C&C website has gotten so many hits it keeps crashing.


The poor suffering cancer patient is now the namesake of an unethical campaign, THE BRITTANY MAYNARD FUND, “an initiative of C&C to expand the death-with-dignity option to all.

During the last days of her life, Maynard plans to raise awareness of end-of-life rights by working with life-rights advocacy organization Compassion & Choices and The Brittany Maynard Fund.  Fox News.


There are questions that need answering:  Where are photos of her as a sick person?  All the photos shows a healthy woman.  Is she really sick?  Are we expected to just take this on face value?


“Poison Pen Pals:  Earl Blumenauer and Hemlock Society” – about opening of their new Washington, D.C. office.

Terri Schiavo family joins family of Jahi McMath in life support fight

Terri Schiavo family joins family of Jahi McMath in life support fight –


(CNN) — The family of Terri Schiavo has joined the battle over Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl on life support who has been declared dead by doctors.

“Together with our team of experts, Terri’s Network believes Jahi’s case is representative of a very deep problem within the U.S. healthcare system — particularly those issues surrounding the deaths of patients within the confines of hospital corporations, which have a vested financial interest in discontinuing life,” the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network said in a prepared statement.


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.”


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.


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).


“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.”]


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

Assisted suicides increase again in Oregon: patients being pressured to commit suicide

Assisted suicides increase again in Oregon: patients being pressured to commit suicide | 1/30/2013.

Extensive Report


The Oregon assisted suicide law does not prevent elder abuse.
Margaret Dore, the President of Choice is an Illusion and a lawyer from Seattle noted that the Oregon assisted suicide statistics are consistent with elder abuse.
Dore stated in her article that:

Oregon’s assisted suicide law, itself, allows the lethal dose to be administered without oversight. This creates the opportunity for an heir, or someone else who will benefit from the patient’s death, to administer the lethal dose to the patient without the patient’s consent. Even if he struggled, who would know?

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.

Hemlock Society Wants To Help Make Your Death

After signing up for email, the Hemlock Society sent me the following sick message (a template):


Thank you for your email to the Hemlock Society of Florida. We are committed to promoting dignity and freedom of choice at the end of life.

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All my best—for a good life—and good death,


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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.

Hemlock Earl

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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


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 —

Medical Journal: Unwilling Doctors Are A Barrier To Patient Suicide

click here:  Redefining Physicians’ Role in Assisted Dying — New England Journal of Medicine


Many medical professionals are uncomfortable with the idea of physicians playing an active role in ending patients’ lives,1 and the American Medical Association (AMA) and various state medical groups oppose legalization.

This position is not an insurmountable barrier, however; we propose a system that would remove the physician from direct involvement in the process.


Wesley J. Smith’s blog – ‘Assisted Suicide Proposal:  Death Panels on Steroids’

Oregon Bemoans High Suicide Rate While State Promotes Assisted Suicide

Oregon’s suicide rate is 35 percent higher than the national average.
The rate is 15.2 suicides per 100,000 people compared to the national
rate of 11.3 per 100,000.

Oregon’s Public Health Report:  “Suicides in Oregon”

“Deaths relating to the death with Dignity Act (physician-assisted suicides) are not classified as suicides by Oregon law and therefore are excluded from this report.”

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK

Oregon Bemoans High Suicide Rate While State Promotes Assisted Suicide Life News

Salem, OR ( — Oregon officials are upset the state has a high suicide rate, but one bioethicists says the stance is duplicitous because the state promotes the practice of assisted suicide. Oregon’s suicide rate is going through the roof, and the Oregon Health Authority said it is alarmed by that fact.

“Oregon’s suicide rate is 35 percent higher than the national average,” the state health department said. “The rate is 15.2 suicides per 100,000 people compared to the national rate of 11.3 per 100,000.”

After decreasing in the 1990s, suicide rates have been increasing significantly since 2000, according to the new report OHA released entitled “Suicides in Oregon: Trends and Risk Factors.”

The report also details recommendations to prevent the number of suicides in Oregon.

“Suicide is one of the most persistent yet preventable public health problems. It is the leading cause of death from injuries – more than even from car crashes. Each year 550 people in Oregon die from suicide and 1,800 people are hospitalized for non-fatal attempts,” said Lisa Millet of the department.

But author and attorney Wesley J. Smith, a bioethics watchdog, says the numbers fail to include the number of elderly people who kill themselves under the state’s first-in-the-nation law.

“That is bad, but these are phony statistics that under count the actual toll by about 10% since they don’t include assisted suicides–which have been redefined legally in Oregon as not suicide,” Smith says. “But they are suicides no matter what they are called and whether or not they are counted as such by the state. I think that matters.”

The Oregon health department released a list of ways to prevent suicides and Smith noted “the absence of mention of assisted suicide in methods for prevention.”

The report mentioned removing guns — and Smith responded, “How about also removing lethal prescriptions?”

“Here’s something that should be looked into by mental health professionals: When a state has a pro suicide policy for some people, does it becomes harder to tell other suicidal people that suicide is not the answer? I don’t see how it wouldn’t,” Smith observed.

“Maybe one helpful change that could improve Oregon’s lamentable suicide rate would be for its leaders to begin speaking out against assisted suicide–even if it remains legal. That would at least put some consistency into official efforts at suicide prevention,” he concluded.

Oregon’s Full Report in pdf:

2010 Oregon Public Health Report on Suicide Rate