Medical Aid in Dying: Should we have it in Ohio?
Lisa Vigil Schattinger, founder and executive director of Ohio End of Life Options will discuss her family’s experience with Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. Ohio does not have a law like those in 9 states and Washington D.C. She will talk about why the growing group wants to join these states in passing such a law.
Jeremy and Eric Shapiro are brothers. Both live and work in and around Shaker Heights, Ohio, not far from where they were born and raised. One is a doctor that treats the body, and the other works to heal the mind. They share the belief that the terminally ill should have access to medical aid in dying, making them part of a nationwide movement to rethink end-of-life care and what it should include.
George Will, a Washington Post columnist, is a conservative. But that is not in conflict with his belief that terminally ill people should be able to end their lives using prescription medications. Will made his position clear in two recent pieces published in The Plain Dealer
VIDEO (4 min.): This short video combines Vikki’s experience with her mother, Betty, with information about medical aid in dying to help Ohioans understand the facts about this option. Polling shows that an overwhelming number of Ohioans, across all demographics, want an aid in dying option. Vikki’s story helps explain why.
By Alex Keller-Biehl. My mom died of cancer this past April and it was my privilege to be her caregiver at the end of her life. Even with hospice care, her death was not the peaceful end that she wanted. In honor of her life, my family and I have started a fundraising drive and are matching your donations.