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Despite Bipartisan Opposition, SB 579 Passes Senate

Senate Bill 579 would eliminate physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those near death. The Oregon Senate passed the bill 16-11. “Every person has a right to be valued and treated ethically, especially during their last days of life,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Persons near death deserve the same protections under the law.  Even more,…

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HB 2217: A Bill So Bad Both Sides Oppose It

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House Bill 2217 did not move after its public hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning, May 9, at the Oregon Capitol. “This bill is so dangerous and poorly crafted that, for once, assisted suicide advocates agree with us,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “We’ve been saying since this bill’s inception that it would place…

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Conscience Protection Rule Supports Constitutional Rights

Thursday, May 2, 2019, President Trump announced a new HHS rule that would protect conscience rights of healthcare providers, allowing them to excuse themselves from performing or participating in abortions. “The new HHS rule goes a long way toward restoring and protecting freedom of conscience for healthcare workers,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “This…

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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,…

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