Month: September 2017

House Votes to Strike Down D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The House of Representatives voted Thursday, as part of a spending bill, to strike down “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015” which was signed into law in December 2016 by Mayor Muriel Bowser and legalizes assisted suicide in the District of Columbia. “House Republicans express endless love of local control of local affairs, their …

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Massachusetts legislature set to review physician-assisted suicide

Two bills addressing physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts are set to testify before the state legislature Sept. 26, according to a Monday press release from the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide. Meanwhile, the MAADPS stands by the undisputed ruling within the New York Court of Appeals Thursday stating there is no constitutional right for medical …

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Medical Center Sued for Refusing to Perform Assisted Suicide

As is always the case with the leftist radicals, they are never content with floating comfortably close to the islands of reason. No, for the bastion of conservatism is there.  So, upon achieving a “victory” in the name of progress, social justice, or equality, they always quickly move on to the seemingly never-ending next leap …

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide – contagion and corruption of compassion

Arthur Goldberg and Shimon Cowan have written an excellent analysis of euthanasia and assisted suicide laws from the point of view of Jewish scholars. The article: The contagion of euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion was published in Public Discourse on September 11. Goldberg and Cowan write about the issue based on several topic areas. They …

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Groups Aim to Renew Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate in NY

Groups fighting to give terminally ill people the right to physician-assisted suicide in New York state are gearing up for another fight in the Legislature. The state’s highest court on Thursday ruled against terminally ill patients who argued they should be allowed to seek a doctor’s help in ending their lives rather than suffer needlessly. …

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More: NY High Court Rejects Assisted Suicide Right

There is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, so the courts keep ruling. In Washington v Glucksberg (1997), the Supreme Court of United States rejected an attempt to impose an assisted suicide Roe v. Wade. State supreme courts have rejected state constitutional claims in Florida, New Mexico, and elsewhere. In fact no high court in the USA has …

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PRAF’s JJ Hanson Lauds New York High Court Ruling

“Today New York State’s high court has ruled unanimously in favor of truth and compassion as they affirmed the constitutionality of New York’s prohibition of assisted suicide. Laws that prohibit assisted suicide actually protect people with terminal illness, people with depression, people with disabilities, the elderly and others. When assisted suicide, the cheaper option, becomes …

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NY High Court Strikes Down ‘Right to Assisted Suicide’ Suit

New York’s ban on assisted suicide stands after the state’s highest court rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who want the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor. The Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that state lawmakers had a rational reason for passing a ban on assisted suicide and that the ban doesn’t violate …

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Congress can — and should — repeal DC’s assisted suicide law

The District of Columbia recently became the seventh “suicide” jurisdiction in the country when the D.C. council passed the Death with Dignity Act in February. No one has yet to kill themselves under the law using a massive, prescribed dose of sedatives, and it may be that the law will be blocked by Congress before …

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A momentum shift against assisted suicide

Momentum is finally shifting against the legalization and expansion of assisted suicide. Twenty-three states have rejected bills attempting to legalize assisted suicide since the beginning of 2017, and these bills are now considered dead for the remainder of the year. Why such unusual bipartisan consensus? In our profit-driven healthcare system, where care is expensive and …

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