• Last Meal

    Three men, an Italian, a Frenchman, and a Jew, were condemned to be executed. Their captors told them that they had the right to have a final meal before the execution.
    They asked the Frenchman what he wanted. "Give me some good French wine and French bread," he requested. So they gave it to him, he ate it, and then they executed him. Next it was the Italian's turn. "Give me a big plate of pasta," said the Italian. So they brought it to him, he ate it, and then they executed him. Now it was the Jew's turn. "I want a big bowl of strawberries, " said the Jew. "Strawberries!!! They aren't even in season!" "So, I'll wait..." (Thanks to Christians United).
    BLOG: August 24, 2017 Continued from: BLOG August 10, 2017
    The Hemlock Society USA was a national right-to-die organization founded in 1980 in Santa Monica, California . Its primary missions included providing information to dying persons and supporting legislation permitting physician-assisted death. In 2004 the national organization merged with another group into a newly formed national organization called Compassion & Choices. (See: www.compassionandchoices.com )Compassion & Choices goal is to pass legislation in every State in the U.S. to allow mentally competent, terminally-ill adult person (6 months or less to live) to request a prescription for life-ending medication from their physician, that must be self-administered, that will bring about a peaceful death. . In addition to directly helping those who are terminally ill, it seeks to assist others whose lives are touched by someone dying from a terminal illness.Assisted Death, also known as “death with dignity”, “physician-assisted suicide”, “physician-assisted dying” or “aid in dying” is legal in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, California and Colorado. Read the Oregon Law in www.oregonlegislature.gov)THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE HAS FAILED TO PASS A LAW ALLOWING ‘DEATH WITH DIGNITY’ AFTER BILLS WERE INTRODUCED DURING SIX DIFFERENT SESSIONS BEGINNING IN 2003 INCLUDING Arizona State Senate Bill 1136 introduced in 2016 by Senator Barbara McGuire. This bill was not allowed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee by Chairwoman Senator Nancy Bartos, a member of the conservative republican majority beholden to the religious right. Laurie Roberts, Editorial Writer, 1-30-2016, Arizona Republic Newspaper).Compassion & Choices has indicated that it would circulate an initiative petition in Arizona if funding were available.IS IT TIME TO CONSIDER RAISING FUNDS IN ORDER TO CIRCULATE AN INITIATIVE PETITION TO PLACE AN ASSISTED DEATH ACT ON THE ARIZONA GENERAL ELECTIONS BALLOT, TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER 2018, SIMILAR TO THE SUCCESSFUL OREGON INITIATIVE?

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