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Increased palliative care a better alternative to assisted suicide, a community effort to feed those in need | Letters | NJ.com

Every year, physician misdiagnosis affects 12 million Americans, putting half at risk of severe harm. New Jersey’s assisted suicide bill could make that harm lethal. So if you receive your prescribed overdose from a doctor and their colleague who totally misdiagnosed you, no one could ever know your life was cut short by months, years, …

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NDY Denounces Governor’s Decision on Assisted Suicide Bill

Today, NDY was devastated and disgusted to learn that California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the assisted suicide bill that proponents rammed through a “special” session of the legislature convened to address the state’s Medicaid budget. Governor Brown’s message accompanying his action states that he “carefully read” materials from opponents such as “those who …

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Judge rules against legalizing assisted suicide in Tennessee

Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press, and Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean 6:12 p.m. CDT September 29, 2015 A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill cannot die by assisted suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying doctors engaging in such a practice are committing “criminal conduct.” John Jay Hooker has terminal cancer and has doctors …

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Assisted Dying Bill: MPs overwhelmingly REJECT ‘right to die’ | UK | News | Daily Express

September 11, 2015 After an impassioned four-and-a-half hour debate in the Commons, members voted by three to one against giving second reading to a the Assisted Dying Bill, which would allow terminally ill patients to be supplied with a lethal dose of drugs. MPs on both sides of the argument lined up to give moving …

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Aaron Kheriaty: Oregon assisted suicide law no model for California – San Jose Mercury News

September 3, 2015 Many advocates of a California law allowing doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill individuals claim that Oregon’s law offers a suitable model. But there are serious problems with the legislation in Oregon and many documented cases of abuse. I have evaluated and treated thousands of patients who wanted to end their life.  A …

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SF Judge Upholds Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide | NBC Bay Area

August 14, 205 A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday upheld the enforcement of California laws dating back 141 years barring physician-assisted suicide after hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed by several terminally ill patients. Several plaintiffs including Christy O’Donnell and her Bay Area doctor, Robert Brody, brought the San Francisco lawsuit asking that …

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Assisted suicide New Mexico ruling struck by higher court – Washington Times

  Decision a blow to right-to-die movement in one of few states permitting euthanasia By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals handed a defeat to the right-to-die movement Tuesday by striking down a lower-court ruling establishing physician-assisted suicide. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1 that …

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Judge’s ruling stops right-to-die lawsuit | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

CA law that prohibits a doctor from assisted suicide is constitutional, judge says A Superior Court judge’s ruling Friday effectively halts a lawsuit seeking protections for California doctors who want to help terminally ill patients end their lives. The lawsuit, filed in May on behalf of a San Diego physician and three people suffering from …

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California assisted death bill appears finished for the year | The Sacramento Bee

By Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee With votes lining up against the measure, California’s controversial assisted death bill was pulled from the Assembly Health Committee schedule Tuesday for the second time in two weeks and appears done for the year. Senate Bill 128, which would allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients, …

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