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Marine Widow Pleads with Lawmakers to Oppose Assisted Suicide

The widow of Marine-turned-anti-euthanasia activist J.J. Hanson is asking lawmakers to vote down a bid to legalize assisted suicide. On Monday, Kris Hanson arrived at the statehouse in Albany to speak out against a legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to patients with terminal diagnoses—a practice supporters dub Medical Aid in Dying. …

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President of Medical Society Testifies Before Assembly on Assisted Suicide

Dr.  Thomas J. Madejski, President of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), testified today before the Assembly Committee on Health regarding Medical Aid in Dying. Assembly Bill 2383A would permit a terminally ill patient to request medication from a physician to be self-administered for the purpose of hastening the patient’s death.  …

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Doctor lobby seen as hurdle in push for NY assisted suicide bill

A push to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill New Yorkers is running into staunch opposition from the lobby for doctors, Roman Catholic bishops and those saying the state does too little to support hospice programs. The advocates for ending the Penal Law prohibition against “aid in dying” argue New York has fallen behind seven …

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NY Assembly hearing held on aid in dying

The New York Assembly heard testimony that will decide if they should proceed with legislation that would allow for medical aid in dying or physician-assisted suicide. “They should have had the right to choose,” Janet Duprey, Former Republican Assemblywoman from Plattsburgh, said. Duprey says her mother suffered a series of strokes and eventually requested for …

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Alliance Partners Speak Out At Assisted Suicide Hearing

  Albany, NY – Today, doctors, patients, caregivers and advocates for persons with disabilities will gather in the Legislative Office Building as a show of opposition to legislation (A.2383-A), a bill that would repeal New York’s constitutional and long-standing ban on physician-assisted suicide. The Assembly Health Committee will convene a public hearing on the subject …

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PRAF’s Kristen Hanson to Testify Before NY Committee on PAS

Kristen Hanson, Community Relations Advocate for the Patients’ Rights Action Fund, also is worried about abuse. “I know this. I am the widow of JJ Hanson, a vibrant 36-year-old father who died of terminal brain cancer less than 4 months ago. I can assure you, as he was dying, my husband wanted, and needed, better …

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Assisted Suicide Attracts 0 Patients, 2 Doctors in DC

Zero people have obtained lethal doses of medication in Washington, D.C., since the District legalized physician-assisted suicide in 2017. After a hard-fought legislative campaign to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients, as well as threats from Congress to strike down the law, Washington, D.C., has yet to see a patient use …

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