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NDY Denounces Governor’s Decision on Assisted Suicide Bill

Today, NDY was devastated and disgusted to learn that California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the assisted suicide bill that proponents rammed through a “special” session of the legislature convened to address the state’s Medicaid budget. Governor Brown’s message accompanying his action states that he...

Judge rules against legalizing assisted suicide in Tennessee

Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press, and Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean 6:12 p.m. CDT September 29, 2015 A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill cannot die by assisted suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying doctors engaging in such a practice are committing "criminal conduct." John...

SF Judge Upholds Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide | NBC Bay Area

August 14, 205 A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday upheld the enforcement of California laws dating back 141 years barring physician-assisted suicide after hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed by several terminally ill patients. Several plaintiffs including Christy O'Donnell and her Bay Area doctor, Robert...

Assisted suicide New Mexico ruling struck by higher court – Washington Times

  Decision a blow to right-to-die movement in one of few states permitting euthanasia By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals handed a defeat to the right-to-die movement Tuesday by striking down a lower-court ruling establishing physician-assisted...

Judge’s ruling stops right-to-die lawsuit | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

CA law that prohibits a doctor from assisted suicide is constitutional, judge says A Superior Court judge’s ruling Friday effectively halts a lawsuit seeking protections for California doctors who want to help terminally ill patients end their lives. The lawsuit, filed in May on behalf of a...

Disabled rights advocates fight assisted suicide legislation

by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News June 28, 2015 When he was 19, Anthony Orefice hit a telephone pole on his motorcycle going 100 miles per hour. Doctors told his family he wouldn't survive. He did, but the accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, unable...