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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 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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