Month: June 2016

Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill Fails to Advance

New Boston Post By: Evan Lips BOSTON — A controversial bill aimed at legalizing physician-assisted suicide in the Bay State appears to be off the table for the current legislative session. The proposal was facing a key Thursday deadline, in which the joint legislative committee tasked with its review had to determine whether or not to issue …

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Patients Rights Action Fund Launches New Watchdog Website as California Assisted Suicide Law Goes Into Effect

The California assisted suicide law unfortunately goes into effect on June 9th. Moving forward, the longtime opposition coalition in that state – Californians Against Assisted Suicide – and its partners – will be monitoring loopholes, continuing to be a steadfast voice against the law, and providing resources for Californians to bring to light the potential for …

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Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas urges rejection of assisted-suicide bill

Albany Times Union By: Richard Thomas As mayor of a majority-minority community, I know firsthand the difficulties residents with income challenges face in obtaining adequate health care access. Many of our constituents cannot afford to see a primary care doctor and, if we are lucky enough to obtain services, we do not get the same …

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