Month: June 2017

Assisted-suicide bill clears Delaware House committee

A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware has cleared a House committee. Lawmakers on the Democrat-led committee voted along party lines Wednesday to send the bill to the full House, even though some Democratic committee members said they don’t support the legislation in its current form. The legislation allows an adult diagnosed with a terminal …

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Vegas Doctor Vouches for Former Colleague’s Account in Assisted Suicide Video

A Las Vegas doctor says that he remembers the account described in an anti-assisted-suicide advertisement of an insurer denying life-saving treatment to a patient, while pushing doctors to move forward with a prescription of lethal drugs. Dr. Sameer Tapryal was a senior resident at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine when Dr. Brian Callister, …

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Massachusetts judge allows assisted-suicide lawsuit to move forward

A Massachusetts judge ruled that two doctors may move forward with a lawsuit seeking an order that the state’s murder and manslaughter laws do not apply to physicians who offer lethal medications to terminally ill patients. Superior Court Judge Mary Ames in Boston in a ruling last week declined to dismiss the lawsuit by the …

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