Abortion, physician-assisted suicide dominate forum
Republished courtesy of the Ashland Daily Tidings
Oct. 1, 2012 -- Physician-assisted suicide and abortion dominated audience questions during forums held Thursday and Friday on a possible partnership between Ashland Community Hospital and Dignity Health.
Several of the nearly 100 people who attended voiced their concerns over Dignity Health's stance against the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and banning direct abortions unless the mother's life is at risk.
A patient's right to choose whether to have an abortion or receive aid in dying are "important" issues to Ashland residents, Mayor John Stromberg said during Friday's morning forum.
Afterward, Stromberg said he thought Dignity Health's presentation was well done.
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