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Standing against assisted suicide

  Growing dissatisfaction among families whose terminally ill loved ones face excruciating suffering has ignited debate over whether people should be allowed to control their deaths by asking doctors for lethal prescriptions. On the side opposing assisted suicide is the Patients Rights Action Fund, led by executive director Matt Valliere. The group believes legalizing medically …

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Couple alleges psychologist tried to talk husband into killing terminally ill wife

  A Montreal couple is calling for disciplinary measures against a psychologist they say counselled one of them to kill the terminally ill other. When Miranda Edwards was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer she said she was determined to fight it. “I want to live, I want every medical intervention possible,” she said. …

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Nurse Charged With Murder in Killing of Friend Who Asked for Help Dying after Breakup in Orange County

  A registered nurse has been charged with murder after injecting a lethal drug into a friend who asked her to help him die following a breakup, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, pleaded not guilty Monday, after being arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona, on Oct. 15, 2019, more …

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World Medical Association Reaffirms its Strong Opposition to Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

  The World Medical Association (WMA) recently held its 70th General Assembly meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, and reaffirmed a commitment: “to the principles of medical ethics and that utmost respect has to be maintained for human life.  Therefore, the WMA is firmly opposed to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. “For the purpose of this declaration, euthanasia …

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Terminal Las Vegas Woman Debates Widow on the Issue of Assisted Suicide

  …Olivas has multiple myeloma,  a terminal type of blood cancer. And after going through chemotherapy—a process that might extend her life five years—she stopped when doctors said her liver and kidneys were being damaged… So about a year after starting treatment, she decided she wanted to seek medical aid in dying, which a lot of …

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