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Why I’m Against Physician-assisted Suicide | Al Jazeera America

Stephanie Packer, a mom fighting a terminal lung disease, explains why she opposes California's Senate Bill 128 June 24, 2015 7:30PM ET by Stephanie Packer - Posted by Al Jazeera America In the past year, lawmakers in two dozen states have put controversial end-of-life bills up for debate....

Assisted suicide bill fails in Maine Legislature

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. June 17, 2015 The Associated Press AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the...

Democrats Shouldn’t Endorse Suicide – POLITICO Magazine

By Dr. Ira Byock Politico Magazine June 7, 2015   As a life-long progressive who is rapidly approaching Medicare age, I am dismayed by the apparent resignation of the political left to the sorry state of dying in America. Just when moral outrage and radical social change are called...

The Assisted-Suicide Movement Goes on Life Support – WSJ

A George Soros-backed effort in California has stalled, the latest sign of weak backing for the deadly practice. By AARON KHERIATY May 22, 2015 In the past 20 years, more than 100 campaigns to legalize assisted suicide have been introduced in various states. All but three have failed. In...

Assisted suicide and disability a deadly combination | The Sacramento Bee

BY JONI EARECKSON TADA Sacramento Bee, 4/24/14 As I feared when Brittany Maynard went so public with her decision to end her life through assisted suicide, there are attempts to pass death with dignity laws across the nation. In California, our Legislature is considering Senate Bill 128. I...

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy still struggling with aid-in-dying – Hartford Courant

By Daniela Altimari March 17, 2015 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to grapple with the concept of "aid-in-dying.'' "I still struggle with the issue, quite honestly,'' the governor told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning. For the third year in a row, lawmakers are considering a bill that would...

Say ‘no’ to assisted-suicide expansion (OPINION) | OregonLive.com

By John B. Kelly Even as the Oregon-based Death with Dignity National Center and other assisted suicide proponents continue to insist that "there have been no efforts to expand either (Oregon or Washington's) law beyond their strict guidelines," here comes House Bill 3337, which would stretch...