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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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Physician-Assisted Suicide is Too Risky

BY: Dr. Gregg Schmedes Albuquerque Journal Amidst a surprise presidential election, our neighbors to the north have approved physician-assisted suicide, by a margin of 2-to-1. While I applaud the intention of Coloradans to relieve suffering, let’s examine what they’ve actually done. Physician-assisted suicide allows terminally ill patents to ask a doctor to prescribe them a …

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Suicide with a Helping Hand Worries Iowans On Both Sides of ‘Right to Die’

By: Kyle Munson and Jason Clayworth Des Moines Register Betsy Davis was too weak to kill herself. So when it came time to end her life under a new California law for the terminally ill, her caregivers propped her up and held the cup as she drank a fatal mix of prescription drugs. But physical …

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Efforts to Introduce ‘Death With Dignity’ Laws in PA Stall

By: Jacob Tierney Pittsburgh Tribune Review Seconds after Lana Lindauer stepped out of her husband’s bedroom to fetch his medicine, she heard the shot. John Vogeleer used a handgun to take his life. “I came out of the kitchen to get the prescription bag. ‘Bang!’ And I went flying back in, and I saw the …

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Doctor Assisted Suicide? Neutrality is not an Option

Orlando Sentinel Nov 13, 2016 By: Frederick J. White While deeply committed to effective relief of the pain and suffering of the terminally ill, the American Medical Association has long held a position that I share — that physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are “fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, would be difficult or …

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