Oregon bill would extend assisted suicide and euthanasia to incompetent people.
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe Oregon Senate is currently debating Bill S.B. 893 that would expand assisted suicide to incompetent people who stated in a valid advanced directive, while competent, a wish to die by lethal drugs and the bill permits euthanasia.The bill officially also legalizes euthanasia. The bill enables the doctor to administer the “medications” to the patient. This was probably deemed necessary because incompetent people are usually unable to self-administer the lethal drug cocktail.Senate Bill 893 states:SECTION 3. An expressly identified agent may collect medications dispensed under ORS 127.815 (1)(L)(B)(ii) and administer the medications to the patient