Friday, April 13, 2018

Press Release: Vote "No" on Assisted Suicide


Dore: “The bill seeks to legalize assisted suicide for people with years, even  decades, to live."

Contact: Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA, President

(206) 697-1217

Juneau AK-- Attorney Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion, which has fought assisted suicide legalization efforts in many states, including Alaska, made the following statement in connection with this evening's hearing on a bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide in that state. (HB 54, hearing Friday, 04/13/18).

"There is a bill pending before the Alaska House of Representatives, which seeks to legalize assisted suicide for people with years, even decades, to live," said Dore.

“The bill is sold as assuring patient choice and control. But when you look at what the bill actually says and does, the bill is a recipe for elder abuse.” Dore explained, "The patient's heir, who will financially benefit from the patient’s death, is allowed to actively participate in signing the patient up for the lethal dose. After that, no doctor, not even a witness, is required to be present at the death.  If the patient objected or even struggled, who would know? The bill will create the perfect crime.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bill 54: Bad Things Happen in the Dark

State Capitol, Juneau AK
By Margaret K. Dore, Esq., for a pdf version, click here.

HB 54 legalizes physician-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 Alaska enacts HB 54 and follows Oregon practice, there will be a similar lack of transparency. The safely and welfare of individual patients will be unverifiable from Alaska State sources.