Month: March 2019

Lawmakers Push NJ Governor for Late Changes to Assisted Suicide Bill

  New Jersey is poised to enact a law known as “Aid in Dying” which would allow terminally ill individuals who have less than six months to live to obtain medication they could take themselves to induce death. But a handful of Republican lawmakers are concerned the law goes too far. Some are now pushing …

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Bill to legalize medically assisted suicide in Maryland defeated in state Senate

A measure that would have legalized medically assisted suicide in Maryland was defeated Wednesday on a dramatic tie vote in the state Senate. Sen. Will Smith, the bill’s sponsor, said he hoped senators will build on this year’s work on the bill as they debate the measure in future years. The bill, known as the …

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I’m a cancer survivor with doubt and depression, and I’m scared lawmakers will pass assisted suicide bill today in NJ

  As a two-time cancer survivor, I am scared to death of the proposed bills in our legislature, A1504 and S1072, which would allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves. I beat lymphoma with chemotherapy and radiation when I was 22 years old. Just over a decade later I experienced acute depression. I had …

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Medically Assisted Suicide Bill Advances in MD, But With Changes that Frustrate Advocates

The Baltimore Sun By: Pamela Wood A bill to allow certain terminally ill Marylanders to obtain medication to end their lives is advancing in the state Senate, but it has been changed so much that the leading advocacy group says it cannot support the bill in its current form. Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & …

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Family upset after hospital uses a robot to deliver a grim prognosis

Assisted suicide is very dangerous in our broken, profit-driven healthcare system, which is looking to cut costs at the expense of doctor-patient relationships and patients’ quality of care. A California hospital delivered end-of-life news to a 78-year-old patient via a robotic machine this week, prompting the man’s family to go public with their frustration. Ernest …

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