This week Carroll, along with Scott Foster, discusses the senate hearing on senate bill 803 "Death with Dignity". Opponents, including several children obviously coached and reading from papers scripted by others, testified strongly and emotionally against the bill on the basis of religion. No questions were asked by the predisposed panel of only four senators,
although polls suggest a majority of the public is for this bill.
Why is it a small group of senators can kill a bill based on one-sided emotional testimony instead of having a full and true debate on the issue? Is this democracy? If health care professionals have a "choice" of keeping a competent person, in pain and close to death, artificially alive and connected to machines, why doesn't that same individual
also have a choice to die naturally?
Listen to an interview from the hearing, held on Monday, 2/7 and view other pictures from the hearing.
Read Scott Foster's editorial printed in the Star Advertiser, Sunday, 2/13.
Visit the Death with Dignity Society's website at www.hawaiidwdsociety.org
Click here for more information on the bill from the government website.
This is Important. Let's ask our representatives for a true hearing on this bill.
The second hour Carroll talks with Rebecca Woodland, author of "The Blonde Vegetarian", a cookbook of healthy recipes and information on the vegetarian life style. As a cancer survivor, she studied food and created taste-good recipes that would make herself feel better. She ended up with a popular cookbook of easy to prepare, and delicious vegetarian meals.
She also teaches
classes on healthy eating. Her next class is 2/23 at Castle Medical Center - call 263-5400 to register. For more information visit her website at www.theblondevegetarian.com