WE ARE NOT LAWYERS. WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ONLY AS GUIDELINES. OUR INFORMATION IS BASED ON OUR OWN RESEARCH AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT A LAWYER BEFORE YOU SIGN A POA.
SHE’s purpose is to focus on the use of involuntary euthanasia. Involuntary means the patient has not consented to or has clearly stated verbally or in writing that he or she does not want to be euthanized.
The euthanasia epidemic begins with the legalization of assisted suicide (AS), often preceded misleadingly by the word “physician” to change it from a criminal felony to “medical procedure”. Ironically, it is rare for a physician to be involved beyond writing a prescription.
Our main reasons for focusing on the specific area of hospital euthanasia:
- We who founded this organization have all experienced the forced euthanasia of a loved one at the hands of doctors and medical institutions.
- Use of involuntary euthanasia is increasing in hospitals.
- No other group to our knowledge is focusing on this epidemic in hospitals.
- The public is generally unaware of this practice until a loved one becomes a victim.
The largest and most heavily-funded promoters of AS - Compassion & Choices (C&C) - openly state that their long-term goal is to legalize all euthanasia. In effect, where AS is now legal, it has given medical institutions the green light to proceed with involuntary euthanasia.
In Canada, where the unelected Federal Supreme Court legalized AS and euthanasia by physician, the law overrides patients’ Charter right to life, in medical institutions where doctors and administrators already have the power to overrule the wishes of patients and their appointed POAs.
On this website you will find information on important documents you will need, along with guidelines for appointing an agent to speak for you and/or a loved one, should they not be able to speak for themselves.
You will learn why you should have a lawyer who you are certain will support you or your loved one’s wishes before a judge, should the hospital disregard written wishes - something which medical institutions intent on euthanasia do.
As further information becomes available to us, our goal is to provide specific probate code and other legal information in each of the 50 U.S. states Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories.
We encourage your constructive information to help us add to or improve what we have provided so far. If you had a loved one who was involuntarily euthanized, we would greatly appreciate your story. See our Contact section for guidelines on telling your story.
Mike Hodas, President Stop Hospital Euthanasia
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