Month: September 2018

Sean Davison might have committed assisted suicide offenses before

CAPE TOWN – It’s emerged a university professor who helped his mother end her life and is accused of assisting a friend to do the same, might have committed more such offences. Sean Davison appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he was released on R20,000 bail. He faces a charge of …

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Case for ‘death with dignity’ collapses under scrutiny

I write to respond to the oped by John Berkowitz and three Western Massachusetts legislators in support of assisted suicide bill H.1994 (Eagle, Sept. 11). Unsolvable problems with assisted suicide include the fact that terminal diagnoses are often wrong. Studies show that between 13 percent and 20 percent of people so diagnosed are not dying, …

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Cecilia

Watch now as Cecilia Sone, a nurse practitioner and trusted voice from our community, shares how to care for loved ones facing the end of life. Our families are too valuable to be pushed into suicide.   Observen ahora cómo Cecilia Sone, una enfermera profesional y voz confiable de nuestra comunidad, comparte cómo cuidar a …

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Canada laying groundwork for child euthanasia

  Euthanasia, or “medical aid in dying”, was authorised by Canada’s Supreme Court in June 2016. It was a controversial decision and the controversy is far from over. Three issues were left hanging: euthanasia for “mature minors”, euthanasia for people with mental illness, and advance directives for euthanasia. The government asked the Council of Canadian …

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Assisted Suicide Is the Wrong Prescription

Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) now stands at a tipping point in the United States. This practice involves a physician prescribing a non-FDA approved lethal overdose of drugs to a person believed to have a terminal illness. For 30 years, pro-assisted suicide organizations have been lobbying for legalization of assisted suicide throughout the U.S. In 1997, Oregon …

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Man pleads not guilty to assisting his wife’s suicide, as prosecutors claim he did so to access her life insurance

A 69-year-old man who has pleaded not guilty to assisting his wife to kill herself in 2014 had “1.4 million reasons” to intentionally help her end her life because she had three life insurance policies, a court has heard. Graham Robert Morant is on trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane on two counts, including …

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Hospice care gets a boost from legislation

Patients in need of in-patient hospice care now have more options in Illinois, following a change in state law that notably will add services to the Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH). Last month, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation introduced in the House by State Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and the Senate by State Senator Jennifer …

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