Please join us at Cold Spring’s First Presbyterian Church for a screening of the award-winning film “How To Die In Oregon,” followed by a discussion of New York’s proposed Medical Aid In Dying Act.
About the film: In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, 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. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The film will begin at 2 PM; discussion follows at 4 PM.
Snow Date: Sunday, June 29.
Where: 2017 First Presbyterian Church, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring, NY 10516
» Light refreshments provided.
» The event is open to the public.
» RSVPs requested but not required.
For RSVPs or questions: NY@CompassionAndChoices.org
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