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Boston Globe: Legalizing assisted suicide would send a devastating message

  Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby published an opinion piece Legalizing assisted suicide would send a devastating message on October 10th, 2021. The article summarizes the problems with assisted suicide legislation following the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health’s hearing on October 1, 2021. The Committee heard testimony on bills H2381 and S1384. These bills …

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Marilyn Golden 1954 – 2021

Tribute written by the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): https://dredf.org/2021/09/22/in-memory-of-marilyn-golden/ Marilyn Golden 1954 – 2021 “One hopes that the changes in law and policy we worked on at DREDF will be something the disability community can build on.” Marilyn Golden, answering the question, “What would you like your legacy to be?” in a …

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MedPage Today: Study Sheds Light on Physician-Assisted Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients

Patients diagnosed with lung cancer who opted for “medical assistance in dying” often proceeded without consultation with their radiation oncologist or medical oncologist, a researcher said. In a Canadian study of 45 individuals diagnosed with lung cancer who used medical assistance in dying (also known as physician-assisted suicide), about 20% did not have a radiation …

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Massachusetts LULAC Stands Opposed to Assisted Suicide

  Nation’s Largest Volunteer-Based Organization for Latino Civil Rights Pushes Back Against Assisted Suicide   Boston, MA. September 7, 2021 – Today, the Massachusetts chapter of LULAC, the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization for Latinos, issued the following statement asking members of the Massachusetts legislature to join them in strong opposition to assisted …

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Boston Globe: Push for assisted suicide raises questions over disability rights

In response to an essay on the Victorian fantasy of a peaceful death, two letter writers (“Beyond the fantasy of a gentle death,” Aug. 29) called on the state Legislature to pass the proposed assisted suicide bill. Paula Bacon and Molly DeHaas Walsh describe the circumstances of difficult deaths and believe that assisted suicide would bring …

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Capitol Weekly: Keep the safeguards in California’s ‘End-of-Life’ law

Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End-of-Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Brown in 2015. The bill was opposed by both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and Senators, but passed during a contested Special Legislative Session on Medi-Cal funding. To read the full story, …

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The O.C. Register: California shouldn’t scrap ‘safeguards’ in End of Life Options Act

Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End of Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015. The bill received opposition from both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and state senators but was passed, many feel inappropriately, during a Special Legislative Session focused …

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Diné Hataałii Association opposes New Mexico legislation to legalize assisted suicide.

      Media Contact: Mellor Willie Chee Consulting LLC Phone: 505.870.2006 Email: mwillie@cheeconsulting.com Association releases official statement opposing New Mexico House Bill 47 and Senate Bill 308. WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (Navajo Nation), March 8, 2021 – Diné Hataałii Association (DHA) released the following official statement outlining their opposition to current legislation being considered that …

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