Beware of Vultures: Senator Jennifer Fielder on Compassion & Choices

by Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder, Sanders County Ledger, 21 December 2013

In 2013 Compassion & Choices Montana campaigned for a law that would have introduced Oregon-style assisted suicide. The bill failed.

As your Senator one of my main duties is to sort out who wants your money, or a change in a law, and why. Getting to the bottom of it takes work. It would certainly help if well-intentioned citizens would do a little more research before clamoring onto any particular bandwagons as well.

We have to be careful not to be fooled by catchy slogans, shallow campaign propaganda, biased media reports, or plays on our emotions which, too often, conceal a multitude of hidden agendas. 

For example, it seems odd that the top lobby spender in Montana this year was Compassion and Choices, a “nonprofit” group that spent $160,356 advocating for legalization of assisted suicide.

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