House Bill 2217 Passes the House, 37-21

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Monday morning, April 22, the Oregon House of Representatives passed House Bill 2217 down party lines. House Bill 2217 will increase the number of ways that the lethal drugs can be administered in physician-assisted suicide, including intravenously, via injection, or through a gas mask. “Oregon has a problem with elder abuse already,” said Lois Anderson, […]

Two Physician-Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills Voted to Chamber Floors

Salem, OR–Two bills expanding physician-assisted suicide in Oregon have been sent to the full House and Senate. Senate Bill 579 was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 4-3 on April 8. House Bill 2217 was voted out of the House Health Care Committee by a vote of 7-4 on April […]

SB 579 Creates Same-day Suicide Request Scheme

Senate Bill 579 is the second physician-assisted suicide expansion bill to have a hearing in the Oregon Legislature. It has been scheduled for a public hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room C. Oregon Right to life opposes this bill. SB 579 creates a dangerous loophole in […]

Two Euthanasia Bills Scheduled for Votes

Two bills, House Bill 2217 and Senate Bill 579, both of which would expand Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law, have been scheduled for votes in their respective committees. “Vulnerable Oregonians in medical crisis need protection and support,” said Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “These bills would do the very opposite of that and place them in […]

HB 2217 Scheduled For Hearing

House Bill 2217, one of four bills this legislative session that would expand Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law, has been scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. in room Hearing Room E. Oregon Right to Life opposes this bill. Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law contains a frightening loophole in which someone else […]