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Orthodox Rabbis Join Opposition to Medically Assisted Suicide

The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicide, a group representing more than 1,000 Orthodox rabbis came out against the practice, calling it “murder.” In a recent statement, the Rabbinical Council of America …

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The Pressure to Die When They Want to Live

A wave of death-with-dignity legislation is making its way across the country. Last year, Colorado followed California and became the sixth state to enact laws allowing physician-assisted suicide. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has also signed a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients, pending approval from Congress. The …

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