UPDATE: HB 4135 was voted out of the State House of Representatives on Friday, Feb. 16th. The bill now is up for consideration in the State Senate.
End of life decision making has been protected under Oregon statute for almost 25 years. Last year, pro-life advocates stopped SB 494, which would have removed some of these protections. This legislative session SB 494 has been reintroduced as HB 4135.
HB 4135 changes the statutory form of Oregon’s advance directive, but in the process will no longer protect Oregonians’ end-of-life healthcare choices. It is important to stop HB 4135 in order to protect people who have a mental illness like Alzheimer’s or dementia but are still able to eat and drink.
Please tell your state senator to VOTE NO on HB 4135.
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