Month: November 2016

Suicide with a Helping Hand Worries Iowans On Both Sides of ‘Right to Die’

By: Kyle Munson and Jason Clayworth Des Moines Register Betsy Davis was too weak to kill herself. So when it came time to end her life under a new California law for the terminally ill, her caregivers propped her up and held the cup as she drank a fatal mix of prescription drugs. But physical …

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Efforts to Introduce ‘Death With Dignity’ Laws in PA Stall

By: Jacob Tierney Pittsburgh Tribune Review Seconds after Lana Lindauer stepped out of her husband’s bedroom to fetch his medicine, she heard the shot. John Vogeleer used a handgun to take his life. “I came out of the kitchen to get the prescription bag. ‘Bang!’ And I went flying back in, and I saw the …

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Doctor Assisted Suicide? Neutrality is not an Option

Orlando Sentinel Nov 13, 2016 By: Frederick J. White While deeply committed to effective relief of the pain and suffering of the terminally ill, the American Medical Association has long held a position that I share — that physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or …

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