Month: June 2015

Why I’m Against Physician-assisted Suicide | Al Jazeera America

Stephanie Packer, a mom fighting a terminal lung disease, explains why she opposes California’s Senate Bill 128 June 24, 2015 7:30PM ET by Stephanie Packer – Posted by Al Jazeera America In the past year, lawmakers in two dozen states have put controversial end-of-life bills up for debate. Across the country, there is growing support …

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Assisted suicide bill fails in Maine Legislature

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. June 17, 2015 The Associated Press AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the Senate and House failed to agree …

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Democrats Shouldn’t Endorse Suicide – POLITICO Magazine

By Dr. Ira Byock Politico Magazine June 7, 2015   As a life-long progressive who is rapidly approaching Medicare age, I am dismayed by the apparent resignation of the political left to the sorry state of dying in America. Just when moral outrage and radical social change are called for, my fellow progressives have embraced …

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