Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nancy Elliot Has Died

By Margaret Dore, Esq.

Former New Hampshire State Representative, Nancy Elliott, has died at age 69. She was a tireless advocate in opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia.  

I first met Nancy in 2009, due to her having invited me to testify in opposition to HB 303, a then pending bill seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in the New Hampshire Legislature. 

The bill was defeated due in large part due to her efforts, both in front and behind the scenes.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Press Release: "Death With Dignity Act" Will Create a Perfect Crime

To view release as sent, click here.

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA, February 12, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Attorney Margaret Dore, president of Choice is an Illusion, which has fought against assisted suicide and euthanasia legalization efforts in many states, made the following statement in connection with a bill seeking to legalize these practices in New Hampshire. (HB 1659). HEARING TODAY Wednesday, 02/12/20, 1:00 P.M., SH Rm Reps Hall, House Judiciary.

Friday, February 7, 2020

HB 1659-FN: Say No to Non-Voluntary Euthanasia

By Margaret Dore, Esq.
Margaret Dore, Esq.

This is a short summary version, click here to view Dore memo.

The proposed Death with Dignity Act is based on a similar Act in Oregon. Both Acts apply to people predicted to have less than six months to live. In real life, such predictions are often wrong due to mistake and because predicting how long a person will live is an inexact science; sometimes a disease process will stop on its own

If passed into law, the Act will apply to people with years or decades to live. This will be especially true if New Hampshire follows Oregon practice to determine life expectancies without treatment. Young adults with chronic conditions, such as insulin dependent diabetes, will be considered terminal and therefore subject to the Act.

Assisting persons, such as family members, can have an agenda, with the more obvious reasons being inheritance and life insurance. 

Dore Memo Opposing HB 1659-FN: Say "No" to Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

By Margaret Dore, Esq, MBA 

Click here to view a pdf version of this document, consisting of an index, a short memo and an appendix.

I. INTRODUCTION

I am a licensed attorney in Washington State where “death with dignity” (assisted suicide and euthanasia) is legal. Washington’s law is based on a similar law in Oregon.  Both laws are similar to the proposed Act set forth in HB 1659-FN.[1]


I am also a former Law Clerk to the Washington State Supreme Court and the Washington State Court of Appeals. I worked for a year with the United States Department of Justice and have been in private practice since 1990. I am also president of Choice is an Illusion, a nonprofit corporation opposed to assisted suicide and euthanasia.


I have personally appeared and testified against assisted suicide and/or euthanasia in at least 20 US legislatures, including New Hampshire, and also internationally. For more information see www.margaretdore.org and www.choiceillusion.org.