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National Pro-Euthanasia group trying to pass Physician Assisted Suicide in Nebraska

Editor’s note. The following was provided by Nebraska Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. The national pro-euthanasia group, Compassion & Choices, is helping Nebraska state Senator Ernie Chambers to make good on his promise to get floor debate time for

Physician Assisted Suicide Proponents Will Say Anything to Pass HB 404

Editor’s note. This post appeared Maryland Against Assisted Suicide. · Requiring a professional mental health evaluation would “unnecessarily slow down” patient’s access to physician assisted suicide. · Terminal patients are in pain so this bill must be passed. · [Including]

The DPP needs to explain to Parliament why she has effectively decriminalised physician assisted suicide

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. In an astounding about face for the

Physician Assisted Suicide faces continued pushback in New Hampshire and Vermont

  By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives resoundingly rejected several dangerous bills, including HB1325. By a vote of 219-66 the House voted down HB1325. New Hampshire, along with

67% of American doctors oppose the legalisation of physician assisted suicide

By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and is CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. An on-line poll of readers of the

The dangerous physician assisted suicide Ballot Measure in Massachusetts: 5 Key Facts about “Question 2”

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Editor’s note. In “Massachusetts Medical Society opposes ‘Question 2’—the doctor-prescribed suicide ballot question,” we quote from and talk about the position taken by the Massachusetts Medical Society in opposition to

The AMA claims it is not studying their position on physician-assisted suicide

Editor’s note. This comes from Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide. Recently, numerous accounts in the media and online have indicated that the American Medical Association (AMA) is taking steps toward changing their official policy position on physician-assisted suicide [PAS] from

Residents urged to write DC Mayor Bowser to veto physician-assisted suicide measure

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

By Dave Andrusko As we posted yesterday, it’s an uphill fight in Washington. DC where, in a preliminary vote, the Council voted 11-2 in favor of B21-38 which would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital . “The council must

D.C. Council votes to legalize physician-assisted suicide, Mayor urged to veto B21-38

By Andrew Bair By a margin of 11-2, the D.C. Council has voted preliminarily to advance legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. This dangerous proposal, modeled after Oregon’s law, threatens the most vulnerable in the District, including

New York Times, Dr. Timothy Quill Promote Physician-Assisted Suicide by Starvation and Dehydration

By Nancy Valko Physician-assisted suicide is not just about someone taking a lethal overdose of medicine prescribed by a doctor. For many years, Compassion and Choices (the former and more appropriately named Hemlock Society) has also promoted VSED (voluntary stopping

Several state-level measures may have national consequences for physician-assisted suicide

By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Over the past few years, battles have raged in nearly every state legislature over the controversial topic of physician-assisted suicide. Currently, bills are imminent in New Jersey and the District

Physician-assisted Suicide Laws: Real Safeguards? No. Discrimination? Yes!

By Nancy Valko Many years ago before the first physician-assisted suicide law was passed in Oregon, I was asked to see a patient I will call “Eleanor” who was on the oncology (cancer) unit where I worked. Eleanor was larger

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