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The Medical Journal of Australia has just published a commissioned paper on euthanasia and assisted suicide by one of America’s leading bioethicists, Dr Ezekiel Emanuel. Emanuel is not a palaeo-conservative. A brother of Obama’s former chief-of-staff, Rahm Emanuel, a fellow at the Center for American Progress, and...

Disability, illness, dying and death can be complex issues to discuss and think about – especially as it impacts ourselves or our loved ones. All of these issue areas factor signi cantly into the topic of Assisted Suicide. What is Assisted Suicide? Webster de nes Assisted...

The Medical Society of New York State has decided to ask doctors for their opinions on physician assisted dying. he medical society, which has about 30,000 members made up of physicians and medical students, has maintained its position of opposing physician assisted dying since 1992. “In the past, there was...

Maine Gov. Paul LePage clarified his stance on assisted suicide during a radio appearance in which he said he's still against a measure to make the practice legal in the state. LePage, a Republican, said earlier this week that he would veto a bill moving through...

You don’t discourage suicide by assisting suicide. These laws, no matter how you try, will pose a dangerous and frightening cultural shift in our views of suicide. Last June, California enacted an assisted-suicide law. It is now legal in that state to plan and execute your...

A bill that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients end their lives failed to earn majority support from lawmakers on the Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday and now faces an uphill battle in the full Legislature. Gov. Paul LePage said this week...

Gov. LePage said Tuesday he will veto a bill moving through the Legislature that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients hasten their deaths. LePage’s promised veto casts significant doubt on the prospects for the proposal, which is similar to one narrowly defeated in 2015....

“First do no harm.” That is part of the oath that all physicians take as we graduate medical school. I graduated in 1995, and I went off to Oregon to start my residency. Oregon had just passed a death with dignity law. As a result,...

CARSON CITY — Opponents of physician-assisted suicide denounced a Nevada legislative proposal Wednesday to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. Doctors, patients and lawyers, many wearing buttons that read “Kill the Pain not the Patient,” said the measure was dangerous and a...