by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/20/17, 12:11 pm
Pro-life state legislators in Oregon managed to kill a bill that pro-lifers say would have allowed the starvation and dehydration of dementia patients and those with mental illness. Framed as an update to Oregon's advance directive law, S.B. 494 removed definitions of tube feeding and life support and gave family members, friends, and caregivers the power to remove undefined “life-sustaining procedures” that could include food and water.