Sunday, November 26, 2017

Assisting Persons Can Have an Agenda

Michelle Carter assisted boyfriend's 
suicide,"wanted sympathy, attention"
By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

Persons assisting a suicide or performing euthanasia can have an agenda. Consider Tammy Sawyer, trustee for Thomas Middleton in Oregon. Two days after his death by assisted suicide, she sold his home and deposited the proceeds into bank accounts for her own benefit.[1]

In other states, reported motives for assisting suicide include: the “thrill” of getting other people to kill themselves; a desire for sympathy and attention; and “want[ing] to see someone die.”[2]

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Session Ends With No Floor Vote On HB 160

House Chambers
Delaware's legislative session ended with no floor vote on HB 160, which had sought to legalize assisted suicide, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined.

The bill had previously cleared a House committee with only one actual "favorable" vote.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get this great result.

Friday, June 30, 2017

HB 160: Proposed Amendments Are a Sham

To view a pdf version, click here.

HB 160 seeks to legalize physician-assisted suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined. Assisting persons can have their own agendas: An adult child wanting an inheritance; a financial predator seeking financial gain; or a doctor wanting to hide malpractice. The bill is, regardless, stacked against the individual and must be rejected.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Vote "No" on HB 160: Bullet Point Highlights

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• HB 160 legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined.

• The bill applies to people with years or decades to live.

• Assisting persons can have their own agendas: an adult child wanting an inheritance; a financial predator seeking financial gain; or a doctor wanting to hide malpractice.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

HB 160: Bad Things Happen in the Dark

State House
To view a pdf version, click these links for the index, memo and appendix.

I.  INTRODUCTION 

HB 160 legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined. The bill is based on a similar law in Oregon, which has a near complete lack of transparency.

If Delaware enacts HB 160 and follows Oregon practice, there will be a similar lack of transparency. The safety and welfare of individuals will be unverifiable from state sources.