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The Delaware End of Life Options Act (HB 160) is currently making its way through the Delaware General Assembly. This bill would legalize what has been called “physician assisted suicide” or “medical aid in dying” for terminally ill adult patients. End of life bills have been...

A judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California’s law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs. Riverside County Judge Daniel A. Ottolia decided to allow a lawsuit by doctors challenging the state’s 2016 law permitting medically-assisted death move forward and...

As a physician who deals daily with terminal patients, I can say that HB 160 is bad policy for many reasons. Here are five: First, contrary to what proponents say, legalizing assisted suicide actually limits your choices and access to healthcare. Once assisted suicide becomes a medical...

Last November, Colorado passed Proposition 106, making it the fifth state to legislate assisted suicide. Oregon, Washington, California and Vermont already had assisted suicide laws on the books. Montana also has it not by legislation but by an activist court. Since Wyoming is sandwiched between Montana...

As a physician who deals daily with terminal patients, I can say that HB 160 is bad policy for many reasons. Here are five: First, contrary to what proponents say, legalizing assisted suicide actually limits your choices and access to healthcare. Once assisted suicide becomes a medical...

'I love you. Kill yourself' In the days before Conrad Roy III took his own life, Michelle Carter exploited his “frailties” by twisting words of affection into brutally cold directives, prosecutors said Friday. “She turned [their conversations] into: ‘I love you. Kill yourself,’ ” Bristol Assistant District...

Becomes 16th state to reject legislation in 2017 A bill that would have legalized assisted suicide in Nevada died in an Assembly committee as the 2017 legislative session expired. The Nevada Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services chose not to advance the bill on Tuesday, the...

A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware has cleared a House committee. Lawmakers on the Democrat-led committee voted along party lines Wednesday to send the bill to the full House, even though some Democratic committee members said they don’t support the legislation in its current form. The...