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 where two weeks ago Governor Peter Shumlin signed a doctor-prescribed suicide bill into law. The …Continue reading "Maine becomes latest state to reject doctor-prescribed suicide"
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. People agree that every suicide is a tragedy yet the idea of doctor-prescribed suicide [DPS] …Continue reading "Massachusetts’ “Question 2” would legalize doctor-prescribed suicide"
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. “Dignity 2012,” comprised of the national organizations Compassion & Choices and the Death With Dignity …Continue reading "The Dangerous Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure in Massachusetts: 5 Key Facts"
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, legislation was introduced in Wisconsin to legalize assisted suicide, but the bills gained no traction …Continue reading "Doctor-Prescribed Suicide and the Wisconsin Medical Society"