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Judge rules against legalizing assisted suicide in Tennessee

Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press, and Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean 6:12 p.m. CDT September 29, 2015 A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill cannot die by assisted suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying doctors engaging in such a practice are committing “criminal conduct.” John Jay Hooker has terminal cancer and has doctors …

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Assisted Dying Bill: MPs overwhelmingly REJECT ‘right to die’ | UK | News | Daily Express

September 11, 2015 After an impassioned four-and-a-half hour debate in the Commons, members voted by three to one against giving second reading to a the Assisted Dying Bill, which would allow terminally ill patients to be supplied with a lethal dose of drugs. MPs on both sides of the argument lined up to give moving …

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Aaron Kheriaty: Oregon assisted suicide law no model for California – San Jose Mercury News

September 3, 2015 Many advocates of a California law allowing doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill individuals claim that Oregon’s law offers a suitable model. But there are serious problems with the legislation in Oregon and many documented cases of abuse. I have evaluated and treated thousands of patients who wanted to end their life.  A …

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