Month: May 2017

‘Medical aid in dying’ is a euphemism

Dr. Rebecca Thoman, a representative of Compassion & Choices and not a Massachusetts resident, recently responded to my column in which I urged rejection of doctor-prescribed suicide. Her column helped make my point that those who support doctor-prescribed suicide use euphemistic deception by calling doctor-prescribed suicide “medical aid in dying.” When a doctor prescribes a …

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NY’s highest court to weigh physician-assisted suicide lawsuit

New York’s highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks to effectively undo the state’s statute against physician-assisted suicide. An advocacy group, “End of Life Choice New York,” along with some terminally ill patients, and physicians, lawyers and the New York Civil Liberties Union, will ask the Court of Appeals to view …

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Another Voice: Evidence contradicts arguments for assisted suicide

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals will hear Myers v. Schneiderman, a renewed attempt to legalize physician-assisted suicide in New York. The plaintiffs are three patients, two of whom have since died, several physicians and End of Life Choices New York, a non-profit agency that provides counseling for patients requesting assistance in ending their lives. …

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Maine House rejects assisted suicide bill

House lawmakers rejected a bill on Tuesday that would have allowed doctors to prescribe fatal doses of medication to terminally ill patients who want to end their own lives. The bipartisan 85-61 vote against the bill followed lengthy and oftentimes emotional debate among lawmakers sharing personal stories of watching loved ones battle terminal diseases. The …

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D.C. assisted suicide law could be blocked under Trump’s budget

The District would be barred from spending its own tax dollars to implement its new assisted suicide law under President Trump’s proposed budget, but a spokesman for the mayor says she is determined to implement the law anyway. In December, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) signed legislation to make the nation’s capital the seventh jurisdiction …

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Nevada Senate passes bill legalizing doctor-assisted suicide

Public polling has been on the side of physician-assisted suicide for years. Gallup has tracked the issue almost yearly from 1996 through 2015. They’ve used different verbiage to ask the question, referring to it as both “suicide” and “end the patient’s life by some painless means.” The polling never dipped below 50 percent, even when …

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Dr. Brian O’Donnell: Don’t turn doctors into killers

Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is not about giving patients the right to die. Suicide is not illegal. It is about giving physicians the right to kill. The Maine Legislature ponders legalizing physician-assisted suicide. A recent article quotes a Maine physician who supports it because a terminally ill patient committed suicide and because he is “encouraged by …

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Physician-assisted suicide gains Maine Senate OK but is unlikely to be enacted

“Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is just too dangerous for the state of Maine,” said Sen. Amy Volk. A bill to allow physician-assisted suicide in Maine passed narrowly through the Senate on Thursday on a 16-15 vote. However, the bill faces long odds for final enactment. Because of stated opposition to the bill from Republican Gov. Paul …

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Death described as desirable is nothing more than doctor-prescribed suicide

Death described as desirable; that is doctor-prescribed suicide. Nine times in recent years, the death lobby has poured out-of-state money into Massachusetts in an effort to establish law that would simultaneously place the vulnerable at risk and corrupt the practice of medicine. Nine times the residents of Massachusetts have said “No!” to these efforts. The …

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