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Month: January 2015

Ann Freeman: California’s bill has no safeguards against elder abuse or for those who change their minds | The Modesto Bee

BY ANN CUPOLO FREEMAN 01/31/2015  On the surface, if you only consider the wishes of a single individual, assisted suicide legislation might seem reasonable, and the media flurry surrounding the case of Brittany Maynard has made it seem that way. Read more here:http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article8409432.html#/tabPane=tabs-b0710947-1-1#storylink=cpy But it is important to look at the significant dangers of legalizing …

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‘Death with Dignity’: A strong dose of skepticism about physician-assisted suicide – LA Times

By IRA BYOCK January 30, 2015 Physician-assisted suicide is back on California’s political agenda. Indeed, anyone who read the newspaper or watched TV coverage when the End of Life Option Act (SB 128) was introduced Jan. 21 might think it’s a done deal, though the bill hasn’t even cleared committee. The message from supporters and the media is …

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Media Advisory: Disability Advocates Prepared To Oppose Flurry of State Assisted Suicide Bills Being Introduced in 2015

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2015  Disability rights advocates are preparing to work in broad coalition with medical and other groups that oppose legalization of assisted suicide, as proponents announce plans to introduce bills in several states in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s tragic death. Representatives of Not Dead Yet, the Disability Rights Education & …

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