Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Boy Driven to Suicide By Social Isolation Brought About by Pandemic

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Landon Fuller
HOBBS, NEW MEXICO: The parents of an 11-year-old boy who killed himself this past April say they believe he was driven to suicide by the social isolation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

To everyone who knew him, Landon Fuller was the curious and intelligent young boy who loved Marvel, DC, Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Pokemon, Harry Potter, and the innumerable other things that those his age thrived upon, according to a GoFundMe page.

But without warning, Landon rode to a field near his Hobbs, New Mexico, home in April and took his own life. His parents, Katrina and James Fuller, recently spoke about his death and said they still don't know what drove him to take such an extreme measure. They said the only clues they got came from his journal, which indicated that the social isolation necessitated by Covid-19 had taken a heavier toll than they could have imagined....

Now, the Fullers urge other parents to talk to their children even if they seem fine. "I hope his story can at least save at least one life. If so, then his death wasn’t in vain," Katrina said.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

House Quashes "Right to Die" Bill (HB 90)

By Robert Nott 
Rep. Deborah Armstrong
Sante Fe New Mexican

One of this legislative session’s most controversial bills has been tabled for the 2019 legislative session....


Though the bill, known as the Elizabeth Whitefield End of Life Options Act, made it through two House committees this year, it was quietly tabled in the House of Representatives in late February.

On Tuesday, [Rep. Deborah] Armstrong wrote in an email that the bill was tabled “at my request.”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Act Highlights (HB 90 & SB 153)


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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]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dore Memo Urging No Vote on HB 90

I. INTRODUCTION

I am a lawyer and president of Choice is an Illusion, a nonprofit corporation opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia.[1] The Act, HB 90, seeks to legalize medical “aid in dying,” a traditional euphemism for active euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.[2]

HB 90 is based on similar statutes in Oregon and Washington State. If enacted, it will apply to people with years or decades to live. It will create new paths of abuse and exploitation.[3]

Individuals with money, meaning the middle class and above, will be especially at risk. I urge you to vote “No” on HB 90.