#Human Rights
Ohio House and Senate
United States of America

We oppose physician-assisted suicide because it destroys the trust between the patient and doctor, Under the pretense of providing compassion, the physician is relieved of his or her primary responsibility to the patient — to safeguard life and to provide comfort to the suffering. It is the ultimate patient abandonment.

Physician-assisted suicide allegedly focuses on patient autonomy, but the focus should be on doing everything possible to improve care at the end of life. The right answer to the question is that the dying need competent medical treatment, and that is best accomplished by the learned and timely application of hospice care and palliative medicine.

We also oppose the use of MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment or POLST) since this opens the door to conceal euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

We, the undersigned, are requesting that the Ohio Legislature take immediate action to oppose any attempt to legalize physician-assisted suicide.

We are also calling upon the Ohio House to oppose any MOLST or POLST legislation. In state after state where this has been introduced it has help to advance euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

The Request that Ohio House and Senate take immediate action to stop the Ohio Legislature was written by Greater Toledo Right to Life.

The Oppose Physician Assisted Suicide in Ohio petition to Ohio House and Senate was written by Greater Toledo Right to Life and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.