Thursday, January 31, 2019

Vote "No" on New Mexico Euthanasia Act


1.  The Act

The Act  (Whitefield End of Life Option Act, HB 90 as amended, and SB 153) seeks to legalize medical “aid in dying,” a traditional euphemism for active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.[1]

2.  Who is Especially at Risk?

Individuals with money, meaning the middle class and above.

3.  Assisting Persons Can Have an Agenda

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Assisted suicide bill - it deserved to die

John Kelly
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/my_view/reader-view-assisted-suicide-bill-it-deserved-to-die/article_249e9f50-bd12-5cd1-ba9c-33f689ca9534.html

By John Kelly | Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks to the state Senate’s rejection of the assisted suicide bill, Senate Bill 252, residents of New Mexico can breathe easier. As Sen. Craig Brandt said during last week’s debate, “This bill is dangerous. Doctors make mistakes every day.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assisted suicide wrong Rx for NM

William Toffler, MD
https://www.abqjournal.com/978031/assisted-suicide-wrong-rx-for-nm.html

I am a professor emeritus of family medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. I have lived and practiced medicine in Oregon for almost 37 years.
There has been a profound shift in attitude in my state since the voters of Oregon narrowly embraced assisted suicide 20 years ago. This shift has been detrimental to our patients, degraded the quality of medical care and compromised the integrity of my profession.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Mexico Supreme Court States Assisted Suicide Is Not A Civil Right, Euthanasia Inevitable


Annette Hanson, MD
Originally published July 7, 2016 in Clinical Psychiatry News, updated July 9, 2016, by Annette Hanson, MD

New Mexico [has become] the latest state to throw out a challenge to a law banning physician assisted suicide. In Morris v. Brandenburg, proponents of the right-to-die movement claimed that medical aid-in-dying was a fundamental right, meaning that any law which restricted the right should be presumed to be invalid unless the state had a compelling reason for the restriction. In a unanimous decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court held that there was no such right under that state's constitution, and that even if the right had existed the state had several compelling reasons to restrict it