2019 Testimony at Senate Judiciary Hearing HB284
- My name is Bradley Williams. As a care giver and serving the legislature for a fifth session I want to share with you some of my findings. Montana is nimble enough to lead the Nation.
I represent everyone in Montana that stands first for the individual vs medical/governmental complex.
After 70 days of thousands of interviews at fair booths across Montana we learned that 60% of Montanans favor the concept of euthanasia as it is emotionally promoted as something for the individual.
Then 95% of that 60% change their mind when they learn that the laws are designed and written to benefit corporations, non governmental organizations and the Department of Public Health and Human Services over our individual choices. Empowering predators with instant immunity for all, then 95% of the 60% change their mind and say “I’m not for that!”.
After 10 years there is a huge body of work to examine. We have learned that 20% of the Oregon model policy deaths are likely forced euthanasia to satisfy their facilitators. It is time that the violating States close this dangerous gap in the safety net.
And they know exactly how to repair the damage…there are no excuses only oppressive intentions. Time to close the loopholes in Oregon model dying laws.
Meanwhile from what I have seen our best defense for us and our families moving forward is:
1) Do not post anything specific on your advance directives that you will be asked to complete by the social worker at the hospital. 2) Assign your power of attorney and tell them you trust them as specifics become apparent.
3)Should you encounter disagreement over treatment or lack of it quickly change facilities to avoid long delays in resolution.
This is the best defense for individuals in this climate of promiscuous medical standards.
Then this quote from a letter in the Missoulian
*”It is time to flip some tables and force the Governor to explain why he invited the global euthanasia monopoly to Montana in the first place. (This witnessed claim is based on an excited utterance by his peer when she saw our banner at the 2012 Democratic state convention.)” *1/24/19
Senate Judiciary Committee we respectfully ask for a “Yes” on HB284 to ban stealth euthanasia and its companions from Montana. “Yes” on HB284 to defend us individuals from predatory corporations and others.
The whole world is groaning for a “Yes” on HB284.
Montana is nimble enough to lead the way.