This was the last email update from Ohio End of Life Options on 9/16/16. In less than one month the outlook for Ohio is looking up. Supporters have been galvanized by the news that Ohio Senator Charleta Tavares (D - Columbus) is planning to introduce death with dignity style legislation in 2017. I took a road trip to meet advocates in the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton … [Read more...] about Support in Ohio Grows!
Archives for September 2016
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Thank you to the Cleveland Clinic Bioethics Department for hosting Lisa Vigil Schattinger at their Grand Rounds lectures series on Monday, September 12. Important discussion of Medical Aid-In-Dying safeguards and concerns were addressed through the story of Dr. Jack Rowe. Dr. Rowe, Vigil Schattinger's stepfather, used Oregon's Death with … [Read more...] about Cleveland Clinic Bioethics Department learns about Medical Aid-In-Dying
The Tri-State Freethinkers hosted an event called Dying With Dignity & Final Exit: Two very different approaches to the same issue in Newport, KY on September 7. Lisa Vigil Schattinger of Ohio End of Life Options and Robert Rivas of Final Exit were invited to speak. The room was filled with people concerned about end-of-life issues. There was a great conversation as the … [Read more...] about Tri-State Freethinkers host Medical Aid-In-Dying & Final Exit Speakers
Ohio Senator Charleta Tavares (D - District 15, Assistant Minority Leader) plans to introduce legislation in 2017. Lisa Vigil Schattinger, Liz Nuechterlein and Rev. Patricia Shelden met with her senior aide in April 2015 to bring education about Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and share Vigil Schattinger's experience. This article in today's Columbus Dispatch, "Chronic pain’s … [Read more...] about Senator Charleta Tavares plans Medical Aid-in-Dying legislation in 2017
Several weeks ago, I turned 70. This "magic number" made me think about how much time I have left and what will be the life quality of those years. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 55% of us will die from some kind of terminal illness. A terminal illness is an incurable and irreversible condition that will more than likely cause death within a relatively … [Read more...] about Board Member, Mark Weber, eloquently expresses his thoughts on support of death with dignity style legislation