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Month: March 2019

Maryland Rejects Assisted Suicide

  Assisted suicide is dead in the water in Maryland after the state Senate failed to advance a legalization bill. On Wednesday, the Senate stalemated on legislation that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal prescriptions to patients diagnosed as terminally ill. The vote came two weeks after the Maryland House of Delegates approved 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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An Open Letter to Nevada Senator Julia Ratti

In an open letter to Nevada Senator Julia Ratti, the American College of Physicians explain their opposition to SB 165, which would legalize assisted suicide in Nevada.  Click below to read the full letter. Nevada – Julia Ratti – ACP letter opposing SB 165

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