If you give someone a gun and a map of a jewelry store with instructions on how to rob it, you are as guilty as the person who performs the physical act.
If a doctor gives someone a poison with instructions on how to take it, that is being a party to the act of killing a human being.
By the way, calling them "pharmaceuticals" is not honest.
Learn how Amendment 69 will affect you from this balanced informational citizen generated site: colorado69.org
Insurance company scare tactics are alive and well...
Socialist propaganda is alive and well...
Blaming the Mantitou Springs City Council's greed on TABOR simply shows that"Vietnamized" has no idea what he's talking about. If they were really concerned about first responder access, then they would simply ban parking on Ruxton completely, not raise fees and fines.
No. it's about money and trying to convert Manitou into Boulder South.
These suits are likely to be dismissed because they are suing the wrong people. The real problem isn't the FPC manufacturers, but the USAF.
Also not mentioned was the use of these PFCs in the 1996 Mesa Ridge Tire Fire...
Money aside, both 69 and 70 are bad ideas. In fact, with the exceptions of 106, T, U, and Palmer Lake 301, every ballot issue should be voted down this election.
Maybe Willie Nat ought to read the initiative. It doesn't give the doctors the legal power to kill anyone (a power incorrectly and immorally delegated to government!), but it does allow them to prescribe the pharmaceuticals for the patient to self-administer.
I wish people who are so adamant about dictating to others what they can and can't do with their lives would simply STFU and go away.
None of the flaws pointed out (by yourself or Mr. Williams) is fatal to Proposition 106. Could it be better? Possibly. Is it better than nothing? ABSOLUTELY.
You don't like Prop 106. Understood. However, you have shown no flaw serious enough to vote against it. You've had a chance to convince me that it's not worth considering. You have only convinced me that you won't vote for it.
You are right. It is literally a matter of life and death. That's why I will vote for it.
Mr. Bill W.
You say: "Prop 106 may be flawed. It is, after all, a "Proposition," most of which are flawed in some form." Yeah, but if this is voted in, it becomes THE law affected all citizens of Colorado. If it is flawed, voters should reject it and send it back to the drawing board. NOT vote it into law. Especially since this bill involves matters of life and death of vulnerable people!
Mr. Bill W.
How would I be "offended by [your] support" for prop 106? That doesn't make any sense. I pointed out that someone can critique the details of the law and be opposed to assisted suicide in all cases. How can you dispute that? It's like being against a war but still pointing out that too much money is being spent on the costs of it.
Great balanced story Stanley. Whatever you think of these amendments you show the distorting effects of money on the campaigns. Thank you
And please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences for your loss as well. My wife had 18 months as well after her recurrence. They told her when the cancer came back that, statistically, she had 12-18 months. They were right...unfortunately. But she hung on as long as she could.
I loss my wife too to hep c she contracted from a transfusion after child birth in 1983. I was her care givers 24/7 for her last 18 months. Please accept my condolences for you loss.
"The source of this article is coendoflifeoptions."
That would make it the source of this discussion, as reprinted in a weekly newspaper. It's still not a source I have personally sought out or endorsed.
Thanks for your expression of sympathy regarding my source. Very gracious.
The source of this article is coendoflifeoptions.
"Your source has done you a disservice. The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana."
I think you have assumed facts not in evidence. My source is not "promoters of assisted suicide." I have no idea what you are talking about. I have never researched the subject nor contacted a "promoter of assisted suicide" by phone, in person, by email, on the internet or in any other manner. Never. None. Nada.
My "source" is my late wife who died a freaking awful death of metastatic breast cancer. It came back to her five years after she finished treatment. It attacked her brain and spinal cord. I won't bore you with the gory details, but I will say this: I speak for myself, and I speak from the heart.
Perhaps you've also had a loved one die in your arms after extended agony. Perhaps not. But it is an unforgettable life experience to me.
There were no options at the time in Colorado for assisted suicide. I don't know if she would have used them if there were options. But the degree of suffering she endured at the end of her life was unspeakable.
I have no idea what the law is in Montana. Nor do I much care. I live in Colorado. It's on our ballot in November. And while I'm not an activist and won't lobby or work for passage of Proposition 106, I will probably vote for it.
I have seen unimaginable end of life suffering wreak havoc on someone I loved dearly. She told me that she didn't want to suffer any more, but there was nothing we could do about it.
I get your point. Life is precious. I agree. But we all die, and, in my view, we should all have choices that respect our beliefs at the end.
You stated that "we can all agree that Proposition 106 does not deliver." Please do not assume that your view is universal. I still don't agree with your statement.
Bill W, the difference between having a witness to "self administration" and no witness is that one honors individual rights and the other is non voluntary euthanasia. A promoter was once asked "why don't you just legalize euthanasia?" He said "the public is not ready to accept euthanasia."
Your source has done you a disservice. The promoters of assisted suicide have worn out their thesaurus attempting to imply that it is legal in Montana. Assisted suicide is a homicide in Montana. Our MT Supreme Court did ruled that if a doctor is charged with a homicide they might have a potential defense based on consent. The MT Supreme Court acknowledged it is a homicide in the ruling.
The Court did not address civil liabilities and they vacated the lower court’s claim that it was a constitutional right. Unlike Oregon no one in Montana has immunity from civil or criminal prosecution and investigations are not prohibited like Oregon. Does that sound legal to you?
Perhaps the promoters are frustrated that even though they were the largest lobbying spender in Montana their Oregon model legalizing assisted suicide bills have been rejected in Montana in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
Your source has done the public a disservice. Their ordinary bait and switch campaign is demonstrated by their selling "must self-administer" then they do not provide in their legislation for an ordinary witness of the "self-administration". This omission eviscerates the flaunted safeguards putting the entire population at risk of exploitation by the medical-industrial-complex, organ traffickers and predatory heirs.
Mtaas dot org
PS: Note much abuse has been documented in the Oregon assisted suicide system.
See the federal case of Thomas Middleton who was killed with the Oregon law for his assets according to the feds.
There are more details at http://dredf dot org/public-policy/assisted-suicide/some-oregon-assisted-suicide-abuses-and-complications/
Opposition to euthanasia comes from 95% of the entire spectrum of humanity once they learn how these laws can easily be administered wrongly against the individual. It is as simple as that.
The promoters have done the public a disservice. Their ordinary bait and switch campaign is demonstrated by their selling "must self-administer" then they do not provide in their legislation for an ordinary witness of the "self-administration". This omission eviscerates the flaunted safeguards putting the entire population at risk of exploitation.
Prop 106 is modeled after Oregon and is defined as an Oregon model bill.
For the one person who's pain can't be treated adequately, there are hundreds who fall into the category described by Ben Mattlin in his "Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity." He states: "The subtle pressures to go along - to avoid costly treatments - can easily lead to acquiescence, especially if the patient is confused. Believe me, we may say anything under the influence of pain or morphine or in the isolation of an ICU."
I wish the people pushing to give doctors the legal right to intentionally kill another person would listen to the voices of people who are disabled and who would be the first to be encouraged to "end it all."
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