Screening "How to Die in Oregon"

Question #2 on the November ballot is a proposed law that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain medication that when taken will end their life.  A similar law has been in effect in Oregon since 1997. Over the years, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. In “How to Die in Oregon,” filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.  While this documentary is thought provoking for all, it may be difficult for some to watch.  It does contain scenes of patients taking the medication and the resulting outcome.  The Social Action Committee hopes that you will join us in the library at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Oct 21 to view this movie followed by a short discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.  For further information, contact Miriam Baker, mbaker@uubelmont.org.

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