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Month: February 2017

Congress Preps Measure To Overturn D.C. Assisted Suicide Law

The resolution, submitted last month, was proposed by Ohio Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup, Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Keith Rothfus, and Missouri Republican Rep. Ann Wagner. It is expected to be presented in a House Oversight Committee markup meeting Monday night. “Whatever its intentions, D.C.’s new law puts patients at risk and …

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People are not pets: Utah should reject assisted suicide

  We should be particularly cautious about embracing a right to suicide for vulnerable individuals. The experience of other nations suggests that this “right,” initially limited to those experiencing terminal diseases and advertised as strictly voluntary, begins to be applied to a wider variety of cases, including some not strictly medical and, as in the case of …

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“Choice” is an Illusion President Margaret Dore States Congress Must Reject DC Assisted Suicide

“The resolution seeks to prevent DC Act 21-577 from going into effect,” said Dore. “The Act is a deceptively written law that legalizes physician-assisted suicide, assisted suicide and euthanasia as those terms are traditionally defined.” Dore stated, “The Act is a recipe for elder abuse, it applies to persons who have years or decades to live …

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NM Bill to Decriminalize Assisted Suicide Moves Ahead in the House

Unlike previous laws or proposals to permit assisted suicide, HB 171 represents the next stage in assisted-suicide advocates’ plans to normalize deaths by lethal prescription within medical practice. HB 171 dispenses with second opinions, waiting periods, multiple requests, reporting requirements and other elements which assisted-suicide advocates had formerly described as necessary safeguards. It is intended …

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D.C.’s ‘Death with Dignity’ Bill Could Cut Costs — and Compassion

Instead of simply providing end-of-life comfort, D.C.’s new law is poised to do more harm than good. Even those disagreeing on the merits of the larger issue should take a close look at the text of Act 21-577, which leaves patients unprotected, doctors unaccountable, and our most vulnerable citizens at risk of having fewer medical …

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