Month: February 2019

Assisted suicide bill must be rejected

The proposed “End-of-Life Option Act” being considered by the Maryland legislature isolates persons with terminal illness at a time when doctors, nurses and other health team members seek to stand in solidarity with their patients and their families to deliver compassionate quality care (“Retired radio host Diane Rehm describes husband’s ‘agony,’ supports Maryland medically assisted …

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Hopkins doctor: Physician-assisted suicide is unethical and dangerous

For the past five years, advocates of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have tried and failed to pass legislation that legalizes the practice in Maryland. Proponents of PAS are back again with the same dangerous, unethical, discriminatory, unnecessary and hopelessly flawed bill. As a physician who has been in practice for almost 20 years and has treated …

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Three Reasons We Need To Stop Assisted Suicide

Senate President Steve Sweeney exercised his bullying tactics in Trenton replacing two “no” votes on a Senate committee with himself and another “yes” vote in order to push the Physician Assisted Suicide bill through committee. He was actually quoted in our news report saying that the assisted suicide bill is not really suicide. What? Very …

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Candy coating physician-assisted killing

As a practicing physician and medical school professor with more than 30 years of experience, I know firsthand that hospice and palliative care are wonderful and underutilized resources for the terminally and chronically ill. One should also note that refusing medical interventions and medications at the end of life is both a reasonable and ethical …

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There is no ‘healthcare’ involved in physician-assisted suicide

Even in our modern age of miraculous scientific advancements, some medical professionals are working to drag us back to the dark ages. In a recent collaborative opinion article, Doctors Josh Bloom and Henry Miller used the horrors of Alzheimer’s disease as the case in point why we should liberalize even more the regulation of physician-assisted …

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Senator Sweeney’s Shady Maneuver to Advance Assisted Suicide in NJ

Assisted suicide opponents are accusing Democrats in New Jersey of manipulating the legislative process to pass the controversial bill. On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, and Seniors voted 6-3 to advance legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses. The result came after New Jersey …

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Shameful Abuse of Power by Senate President Sweeney to Pass Assisted Suicide Legislation Through Committee

“New Jersey doctors would be legally permitted to write prescriptions to enable terminally ill patients to end their lives under legislation that advanced Thursday after a dramatic hearing in Trenton. The “Aid in Dying” bill cleared the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee in a 6-3 vote following 90 minutes of often …

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NJ clears 1st hurdle to make assisted suicide legal; opposition calls hearing a ‘charade’

New Jersey’s legislators cleared the latest hurdle in a bid to legalize assisted suicide, reports say. NJ.com reported Thursday that the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted 6-3 in favor of the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, which would allow adult residents to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs …

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