Tuesday, November 5, 2019

ADA Will Trump Euthanasia Prohibition

By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

Bills in New York State seek to pass a medical aid in dying act.[1] "Aid in dying" is a euphemism for active euthanasia, meaning the administration of a lethal agent to another person.[2][3]

The act also prohibits euthanasia, stating:
A health care professional or other person shall not administer the medication [lethal dose] to the patient. (Emphasis added).[4]
This prohibition is, however, unenforceable. This is due to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).

Monday, October 28, 2019

Assisting Persons Can Have an Agenda

By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

Morant
Persons assisting a suicide or euthanasia can have an agenda. Consider Tammy Sawyer, trustee for Thomas Middleton in Oregon. Two days after his death by legal assisted suicide, she sold his home and deposited the proceeds into bank accounts for her own benefit.[1] Consider also Graham Morant, convicted of counseling his wife to kill herself in Australia, to get the life insurance.[2] The Court found:
[Y]ou counselled and aided your wife to kill herself because you wanted ... the 1.4 million.[3]

If New York Follows Oregon, the Proposed Act Will Apply to Young Adults with Diabetes

Dr. Toffler

The Medical Aid in Dying Act applies to persons with a terminal illness or condition expected to produce death within six months. The Act states:
Terminal illness or condition” means an incurable and irreversible illness or condition that has been medically confirmed and will, within reasonable medical judgment, produce death within six months. (Emphasis added).[1]
Oregon’s law has a similar criteria, as follows:

Reject Medical Aid in Dying Act (Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia)

By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

Click the following links to view a pdf version of this document, consisting of: an indexlegal memorandum and appendix.

I.  INTRODUCTION

I am an attorney in Washington State where assisted suicide is legal.[1] Our law is based on a similar law in Oregon. Both laws are similar to the proposed bills, A 2694 and S 3947.[2]

The proposed bills amend New York’s public health law by adding a new article (28-F), the Medical Aid in Dying Act.[3] “Aid in Dying” is a euphemism for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.[4]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

I Am So Happy to Be Alive!

Jeanette Hall & her son Scott in November 2000
By Jeanette Hall

I live in Oregon where assisted suicide is legal. Our law passed in 1997 by a ballot measure that I voted for.

In 2000, I was diagnosed with cancer and told that I had 6 months to a year to live.  I knew that our law had passed, but I didn’t know exactly how to go about doing it. I tried to ask my doctor, Kenneth Stevens MD, but he didn’t really answer me. In hindsight, he was stalling me.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dore Bio: Margaret Dore v. David Leven Debate. Rematch at Jefferson Ferry Long Island.

Margaret K. Dore, Esq., MBA

Margaret Dore is a fourth generation lawyer in Washington State USA. Her father was a lawyer and a Democratic politician whoultimatelyserved as Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court. Her mother was a politician’s wife and a political activist in her own right, best known for her work to raise awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and also to help affected families and to promote medical research. Growing up, other families went camping. Dore’s family went campaigning.