Stand with the veteran fighting against assisted suicide!
People diagnosed with terminal illnesses need to be loved, supported and cared for. But tragically, many in our society are beginning to suggest that people with terminal illnesses would be better off if they ended their own lives.
Fortunately, some Americans are fighting back against this mentality. Three years ago U.S. Marine Corps veteran, J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. If he had lived in a state with legalized assisted suicide he may have chosen to end his life. But today, years later he is fighting against assisted suicide and to protect the dignity of vulnerable patients.
Stand with veteran J.J. Hanson against assisted suicide and for the dignity of all human beings, regardless of their terminal diagnoses.
When Hanson was diagnosed with brain cancer his world came to a crashing halt. Three different doctors said there was nothing he could do. He was told to go home and enjoy the time he had. But he chose instead to fight for his life. Three years later he’s alive and well to be husband to his wife and a father to his children.
In addition, today he is president of the Patients Rights Action Fund – an organization that provides financial and strategic support throughout the U.S. to protect the rights of patients and people with disabilities by opposing assisted suicide legalization efforts.
Hanson is passionate about protecting patients right’s because he has seen first hand the mental effects that a terminal illness can have on a patient.
During his treatment, Hanson became extremely depressed. He was a very vulnerable patient. Fortunately, he had the support of his loving family and assisted suicide wasn’t an option –however not all patients have this support. By legalizing assisted suicide we are putting pressure on depressed vulnerable patients to take their own lives.
Tragically, 25 percent of individuals that requested assisted suicide in Oregon suffered from a major depressive disorder.
This must not be. We must affirm the dignity of the vulnerable and fight to prevent the legalization of physician assisted and prescribed suicide.
As we know, life is precious at all stages and we must fight to protect it. The role of the doctor is to heal – thus it is completely incompatible for doctors to be involved in prescribing lethal medications to vulnerable patients.
Our sick deserve to be loved, cherished, and respected. Assisted and prescribed suicide disposes of the weak in our society. It will lead to insurance providers refusing to provide terminal care because suicide would save money. It will pressure the elderly to “choose” suicide when asked so that they don’t become economic burdens on their families.
Please thank Hanson for being a voice for the vulnerable and fighting against assisted suicide.
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Fighting Against Assisted Suicide