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Appeal in Shavelson Lawsuit Voluntarily Dismissed


In 2022, proponents of assisted suicide attempted to move into allowing euthanasia by filing a lawsuit in federal court, Shavelson, M.D. et al v. California Department of Health Care Services, claiming that the provision in California law which requires that lethal drugs be self-administered is unconstitutional. Proponents lost at the district court level and filed an appeal. The appeal has now been voluntarily dismissed due to the unfortunate death of the plaintiff in the case. This dismissal does not preclude proponents filing a similar case in another part of the country.

Victories of 2024

Update on State Victories We have two exciting victories in the fight against assisted suicide! Maryland will not be going forward with an assisted suicide bill, a huge win for our side! Additionally, the Virginia bill SB 280, which had passed in the Senate, failed to move forward in the House – despite last ditch

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Statement for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Dolly’s World is overseen by a Wisconsin matriarch with dementia who surrounds herself with dolls and lovingly cares for them. Just as her dolls need her, she also needs 24/7 care which her family provides by taking turns to stay with her and keeping the public aware of what goes

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Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness

Psychiatrists Warn of Assisted Suicide for Mental Illness A recent article in the National Post discussed the differences that several Canadian psychiatrists have when discussing assisted suicide for those with mental illness. Several psychiatrists oppose extending Canada’s assisted suicide laws and the fact that they put vulnerable people at risk of deadly harm. Below is

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