SO NOW, IN OREGON IT IS LEGAL FOR A NURSE, ON HER OWN INITIATIVE, TO PULL THE PLUG ON A PATIENT AND CAUSE DEATH. IS YOUR STATE NEXT? THANK GOD WE HAVE TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE IN TEXAS TO FIGHT FOR US, OUR BISHOPS ARE NO HELP.

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Oregon Weakens Protection for Unrepresented Patients

A small handful of states, including Oregon, authorize an attending physician to make healthcare decisions on behalf of an incapacitated patient when there is no available surrogate.  This approach is insufficiently protective of the patient’s interests.

This month, the Oregon Legislature amended this provision to provide that if no other surrogate is available, then “life-sustaining procedures may be withheld or withdrawn upon the direction and under the supervision of the attending physician OR attending health care provider.
So, now the decision is not only left to a single clinician but also that clinician does not even need to be a physician.

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 Responses to SO NOW, IN OREGON IT IS LEGAL FOR A NURSE, ON HER OWN INITIATIVE, TO PULL THE PLUG ON A PATIENT AND CAUSE DEATH. IS YOUR STATE NEXT? THANK GOD WE HAVE TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE IN TEXAS TO FIGHT FOR US, OUR BISHOPS ARE NO HELP.

  1. Sheepdog094 says:

    And they are murderers if they kill patients and they should go to jail

  2. Sheepdog094 says:

    We need to resist the nurses who do this. Get them arrested using federal laws under the Trump administration. Cuff ‘em up. Killing is illegal and then of course they will get a fair trial etc but must take action!

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