Tag Archives: Doctor-prescribed suicide
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Although assisting suicide is only legal for a small fraction of the world’s population, advocates remain focused on promoting this dangerous legislation. Currently, doctor-prescribed suicide is legal in only Oregon,
By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Today in Montana District court, Judge Mike Menahan is hearing arguments involving doctor-prescribed suicide. At issue is the effort by Montanans Against Assisted Suicide to strike the state Board of
By Jennifer Popik, JD., Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics On Friday, the Maine House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected the bill to allow doctor-prescribed suicide by a vote 95-43. The vote is in stark contrast to what happened in Vermont
By Dave Andrusko Doctor-prescribed suicide has been affirmatively legalized in only two states, in spite of numerous ballot initiatives, court challenges, and well over one hundred legislative efforts. This is so because coalitions of enormous depth and breadth have sprung
Editor’s note. The following comes from “No On Question 2,” a broad-based Massachusetts coalition against the ballot Question 2,which would legalize assisted suicide in the Commonwealth. September 10 has been designated World Suicide Prevention Day by the World Health Organization.
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics In Massachusetts, the latest state to face the threat of legalization of physician assisted suicide, the group that promotes doctor prescribed suicide has cleared one hurdle.
By Barbara Lyons, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide (also known as assisted suicide) have traveled a long road in attempts to legalize the practice in Wisconsin. In seven consecutive legislative sessions, from 1997 to 2205,