The FBA Oregon Chapter Ancer Haggerty Scholars Program offers current high school juniors an opportunity to explore their interests in law and civil rights. Scholars selected for the program are recognized at the annual FBA Oregon Chapter dinner to kick off the program. Program participants then meet with a local attorney mentor, visit one or more law offices (such as a law firm, government prosecutor, or defender’s office) during a week over the summer break, and attend law and civil rights events during the 2017-2018 school year.
Opposition also comes from many within the disability rights movement, who have a long-standing wariness of the medical community. “Doctors used to exercise near-total control over the lives of people like me with significant disabilities,” writes Diane Coleman , a disability rights activist, “sentencing us to institutions, and imposing their own ideas about what medical procedures would improve our lives.” That attitude has since improved, but not enough to allay fears that doctors might care for the disabled differently if assisted suicide becomes legal. Will they treat depression in the disabled with less than their usual vigor, giving in more easily to requests for lethal drugs? Consciously or unconsciously, will they be more likely than they should be to diagnose imminent death?