Month: February 2015

Assisted suicide law would make terminal patients feel duty to die, bran cancer patient argues – Hartford Courant

By MAGGIE KARNER February 27, 2015 I have been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer — a glioblastoma. Because of my diagnosis, I would likely be eligible for the state’s help to commit suicide under a bill before the General Assembly — and that is terrifying. Like many Connecticut residents, I have wondered whether I would …

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Assisted suicide helps very few, endangers more | The Sacramento Bee

BY LAURA PETRILLO 02/25/2015 The U.S. health care system does many things well, but it is becoming increasingly clear that helping people die peacefully is not one of them. Many people spend their last months of life in emergency rooms, infusion centers or intensive care units, receiving interventions that not only fail to prolong life, …

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Assisted suicide places most vulnerable at risk – The Orange County Register

February 12, 2015 By AARON KHERIATY and PAUL MCHUGH / Contributing Writers In the wake of Brittany Maynard’s highly publicized death, many advocates are pressing for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide for patients in the throes of terminal illness, as in California’s recently introduced Senate Bill 128, a “death-with-dignity” measure. The claim to such a …

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Media Advisory: New York Disability Rights Group Opposes NY Assisted Suicide Bill

February 9, 2015 A bill to legalize assisted suicide has been introduced in the NYS Assembly (A2129), and will be introduced Monday, Feb. 9 in the Senate by Brad Hoylman and Diane Savino, according to the assisted suicide advocacy group, Compassion and Choices. Not Dead Yet is a national disability group based in New York which …

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Diane Coleman’s Letter to Some New Jersey Senate Democrats

February 4, 2015 Dear Senators: I am a lifelong Democrat, the CEO of a national disability organization, and I am also a severely disabled woman, writing to urge you to vote against New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill (S382).  I’ve spent a lifetime advocating for the rights of disabled people, young and old, to control our …

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