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.


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

Democrats – Party of Death

Update Nov. 10, 2012 . . . Attorney General Eric Holder Failed to Disclose His Wife’s Abortion Biz.  Life News.


October 1, 2012 Issue.  Cover:  2012 Democrat Convention.  Cover story by Ramesh Ponnuru excerpts below photo.

‘Risky Choice:  the Democrats Double Down on Abortion

Ramesh Ponnuru


ABORTION was the theme of speeches by Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood; Nancy Keenan, the president of a group called NARAL Pro-Choice America; and activist Sandra Fluke, famous for having been called a slut by Rush Limbaugh. Maria Ciano, addressing the convention as a former Republican, endorsed the right to choose. So did Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and San Antonio mayor Julián Castro. Caroline Kennedy, herself famous for being the daughter of a former president, said that she was especially concerned about reproductive health care “as a Catholic.” Actress Kerry Washington mentioned the right to choose in her speech. The president did as well.

The Democrats’ views on abortion policy have not changed: They have long been committed to keeping abortion unrestricted and to increasing its subsidization. Over the years they have become more uniformly committed to that view, and Republicans to its opposite, as pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans have left their parties. What has changed is that the Democrats of 2012 are expressing their support of abortion with a degree of rhetorical aggressiveness that they have in the past shied away from. President Obama is running for reelection with the most strongly pro-abortion message of any national campaign in history.

Four Predators and Their Prey – ABC’s The View


Who is better for Women:  Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?”

ABC’s THE VIEW – Aired October 18, 2012

THE PREDATORS:  Whoopie Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shephard  { Note:  the show’s only conservative is E. Hasslebeck and she is pro-life, not a predator.}


Video Transcript by Nina Rhea, Pro-Life Action of Oregon:

These predators would make very scary Halloween costumes!

Whoopie:  A candidate’s stands on women’s issues like equal pay and abortion rights could be key to winning an election before Tuesday’s night debate.  Now Gov. Romney was leading women voter’s after the first debate.

Elisabeth Hasslebeck:   The number of women living in poverty under Obama’s watch is at a record high.  This is not a woman’s president!

Sherri Shephard:  But that [poverty] is not only a woman’s issue.  A woman’s issue is equal pay and ‘please don’t tell me what to do with my body.’

B. Walters:   There are women who do have to go to Planned Parenthood for a mammogram.  Gov. Romney has changed his position.  He explained why he did and what made him change his position; he is against abortion except for cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother.

Joy Behar:  Right, but those are very unusual circumstances.  He was pro-choice and now he is no longer.  And women will vote on that issue [reproductive rights] … a survey reports that 38% of women said they were pro-choice and they would vote on the issue of abortion.

Hasslebeck:  38% is low.

Whoopie:  One of the reasons there is such high unemployment in women is because women have lost their jobs in industries … are often the first fired… The 580,000 jobs that Mr. Romney was talking about is it’s not quite that number.  I think economics is one of the issues in this election.   and this whole debate is about whose to say what’s okay for you and your body . . .

Joy Behar:  Women’s issues like abortion and birth control are economic issues because they will put you in the poor house if you have a lot of kids that you don’t want . . .and WHY DO YOU WANT TO BRING CHILDREN INTO THE WORLD THAT YOU DON’T WANT!  IT JUST CREATES TERRIBLE  THINGS FOR THE SOCIETY!


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.

Who Funded $8.5 Million SW Oregon Planned Parenthood?

The Death Cult’s Top Donors


The Big Funders of New $8.5 Million Monster Planned Parenthood in Glenwood

(between Eugene and Springfield)

The Meyer Memorial Trust – $300,000 or more

The Collins Family Foundation (business and sustainability programs, utopians)

The Oregon Community Foundation

The Rosaria P. Haugland Foundation

SOURCE:  The Register-Guard

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Prevention Park is the largest Planned Parenthood administrative and medical facility in the nation. It also serves as the headquarters for 12 clinics, located in Houston, Texas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Planned Parenthood is worried about sustainability and advocates protecting the vulnerable:  Pre-born plants.

Green Attributes:  The new facility has an eco-roof for growing and caring for plants.

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.