Month: August 2019

California hospices face lax oversight and few rules. The sick and dying pay the price.

Proponents often argue that assisted suicide is necessary to prevent poor death experiences.  However, there’s much that can be done to improve access to hospice and improve the quality of hospice services available.  Let’s improve care at the end of life, not end the patient’s life prematurely. “Hospice care can be one of the most …

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Please, can we hit the pause button on doctor-assisted suicide, public policy writer asks

The Aug. 1 law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives was briefly put on hold during a legal skirmish in a suit brought by Yosef Glassman, a Bergen County physician. Dr. Glassman’s suit raises moral questions about how the public may be ensnared in participating in a new bureaucracy of death in New …

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Please, can we hit the pause button on doctor-assisted suicide, public policy writer asks

The Aug. 1 law permitting terminally ill patients to end their lives was briefly put on hold during a legal skirmish in a suit brought by Yosef Glassman, a Bergen County physician. Dr. Glassman’s suit raises moral questions about how the public may be ensnared in participating in a new bureaucracy of death in New …

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Doctors may again help N.J. patients end their lives, court ruling says. The decision was immediately challenged.

  An appeals court Tuesday overturned the restraining order that halted New Jersey’s “Aid in Dying” law, which enables terminally ill people to obtain a prescription and end their lives. Yosef Glassman, the physician in Englewood who challenged the law on religious and professional grounds, immediately filed an appeal to the state Supreme Court, his …

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Too many risks come with assisted suicide

As a practicing physician for many years, I disagree with Dr. Roger Kligler’s call for legalized assisted suicide (“Why doctors support the option of medical aid in dying,” My View, July 25). I support the long-standing position of the American Medical Association that assisted suicide is “fundamentally incompatible with the role of physician as healer.” …

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Colorado Man Sues Hospital Over Assisted Suicide Medication

Opponents of assisted suicide warn that assisted suicide laws will eventually be expanded in the United States as they have in European countries and in Canada.  We are already seeing attempts at expansion in the United States.  For example, one of the supposed safeguards in assisted suicide laws is that doctors and hospitals are supposedly …

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Supreme Court refuses to lift order blocking assisted suicides

  New Jersey’s top court declined to overturn a judge’s order preventing implementation of the state’s physician-assisted suicide law, instead sending the matter to the Appellate Division for a ruling on whether the measure should be struck down. The Supreme Court said in an order Tuesday it would not lift last week’s temporary restraining order …

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NJ appeals judge’s order stalling state’s assisted suicide law

  New Jersey’s attorney general is asking the state’s top court to quickly overturn a judge’s ruling that barred doctors from prescribing life-ending medication to terminally ill patients. The law, effective Aug. 1, was put on hold last week by a judge in Mercer County. On Friday, the first day doctors could have prescribed lethal medication …

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People with disabilities accuse New York of putting their lives at stake

  At the end of May, disability rights activists went to Albany to voice their opposition to the proposed assisted suicide legislation in New York.  Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate at the Patient’s Rights Action Fund, and Stephanie Woodward, Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights and member of ADAPT, joined The Capital …

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Health Justice Commons Launches Medical Abuse Hotline In Honor of Carrie Ann Lucas

  “On February 24th, 2019, Carrie Ann Lucas, a beloved and renowned disability rights attorney and trailblazer who innovated representation for parents with disabilities, died after being denied a $2,000 medication for a lung infection by her health insurer, UnitedHealthcare. Lucas was forced into taking a less expensive medication she was known to be allergic …

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