Wednesday afternoon, the Nevada Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 3-2 along party lines to approve SB165, a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide, and send it to the Senate for a vote. All three Democrats on the committee, Senators Ratti, Spearman, and Woodhouse voted for the bill. The two Republicans on the committee, …Continue reading "Update On Physician Assisted Suicide bill in Nevada"
By Nevada Right to Life The Nevada Senate Health and Human Services Committee will be discussing SB165, a bill to legalize physician assisted suicide, in a work session today, Wednesday March, 20 at 4PM. Nevada Right to Life opposes SB165. There may be a committee vote on the bill. There will no testimony given unless …Continue reading "Update on Nevada’s SB165 Physician Assisted Suicide: Committee Vote Possible Today"
By Fabian Stahle Dear Senator, I write to you from Sweden regarding HB 399 and SB 311 because these bills are similar to the Oregon law that is proposed here in Sweden. After contact with Oregon Health Authority I found disturbing information that was not available before and is highly relevant for HB 399 and …Continue reading "A letter from Sweden to Maryland Senators concerning the dangers of assisted suicide."
Editor’s note. The following is an abbreviated version of the letter published on March 18 in the Connecticut Mirror written by Lisa Blumberg, an attorney and freelance writer, that appeared on the webpage of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Ms. Blumberg is a member of the bipartisan disability advocacy Second Thoughts Connecticut. Let’s not be confused …Continue reading "Connecticut disability rights leader opposes assisted suicide bill."
By Dave Andrusko The Connecticut Public Health Committee held what was described as a day-long public hearing today on H.B. 5898, “An Act Concerning Aid In Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, ” which would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. The Public Health Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. …Continue reading "Critics outline case against assisted suicide in Connecticut"
By Nancy Valko In 2013, the American Nurses Association (ANA) stated this: “The American Nurses Association (ANA) prohibits nurses’ participation in assisted suicide and euthanasia because these acts are in direct violation of Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2001).” (Emphasis added) But now in 2019, the ANA is proposing a new …Continue reading "Is the American Nurses Association Ready to Drop Opposition to Assisted Suicide?"
By Nevada Right to Life A hearing was held on SB165, the assisted suicide bill in the Nevada Legislature. Thank you to so many of you for your comments to the members of the Nevada Senate health and human services committee regarding SB165, the assisted suicide bill. Thanks also for registering your opinion at the …Continue reading "Update On SB165: Doctor Assisted Suicide"
By Dave Andrusko New Mexico State Rep. Deborah Armstrong (D), author of an assisted suicide proposal, emailed Tuesday that she is withdrawing (tabling) HB 90 because “At the time we are just a few votes shy to pass the bill.” The bill had passed two House committees but aggressive education and lobbying by The New …Continue reading "Lacking votes, New Mexico state Rep. pulls assisted suicide bill"
Senate version of assisted suicide bill introduced today ST. PAUL — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes legislation introduced today in the Minnesota Senate that would legalize assisted suicide in the state. A companion bill was introduced in the House last week. “Proponents of assisted suicide claim that there are safeguards to prevent …Continue reading "Minnesota should reject assisted suicide legalization"
By Dr. Janet D. Conway Editor’s note. The following letter was published by the Baltimore Sun on March 5. As a physician, I have the ultimate respect for life. All my training over the last 30 years has been to promote, support and protect life. I am opposed to the recently renamed End-Of-Life Option Act …Continue reading "Fear is driving support for assisted suicide"
Legislators should work to improve care, not facilitate suicide ST. PAUL — On Thursday lawmakers introduced a bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes the legislation. “Assisted suicide is dangerous and unnecessary,” says MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “This bill would …Continue reading "New assisted suicide bill would pose dangers to Minnesotans"
An open letter from Dr. Kenneth Stevens, President, Physicians for Compassionate Care Since 1994, the proponents of Oregon’s assisted suicide law have touted the importance of the safeguards and protections of that law. Now, Oregon’s legislators are considering bills (HB 2232, HB 2903, SB 579) to eliminate many of those safeguards (eliminates waiting periods, expands …Continue reading "The Dangers of Removing the Safeguards of Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law"