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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Paul McHugh: Dr. Death Makes a Comeback – WSJ

Jan. 22, 2015 6:52 p.m. ET Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is receiving fresh support, but doctors should think twice before signing on. BY: PAUL MCHUGH ‘I guess Jack’s won,” a pal of mine said, alluding to Jack Kevorkian , whose views on physician-assisted suicide are lately back in vogue. With backing from liberal financier George Soros —a longtime supporter of …

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Shannon Grove speaks out against Assisted Suicide bill

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Shannon Grove released the following statement to express her opposition to a newly released piece of legislation (SB 128), which would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients who want to commit suicide. The bill is authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-San …

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Christie has ‘grave concerns’ about physician-assisted suicide | NJ.com

January 17, 2015 By Susan K. Livio Should the state legislature pass the “Aid in Dying” bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription that would end their lives, Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider it, but is unlikely to sign it into law. During his monthly appearance on New Jersey …

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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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