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Hospice and Palliative Care Month: Neither Hastens Nor Prevents

Hospice and palliative care neither hasten nor prevent death, as founded by Dame Cicely Saunders. The vast majority of those who work in hospice and palliative care practice according to this philosophy. Assisted suicide proponents, however, are trying to co-opt this medical speciality and make killing patients part of relieving their pain. The top five […]

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Assisted Suicide Proponent Files Lawsuit to Remove Residency Requirement in Oregon

Dr. Nick Gideonse and Compassion and Choices filed a lawsuit challenging the residency requirement in Oregon, a “safeguard” in the law that requires patients seeking assisted suicide to live in the state.  This lawsuit, if successful, will end in Swiss-style suicide tourism for people with life-threatening disabilities. By seeking to ban residency requirements, this case

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Doctors Submit Letter to the Boston Globe: Debate over assisted suicide renewed in Mass.

October, 20th 2021. A letter to the editor of the Boston Globe was published on October 17 from Dr. Ronald W. Pies of Lexington, Dr. Mark Rollo of Fitchburg, and Dr. Thomas Sullivan of Beverly, who weigh in on the assisted suicide debate in Massachusetts. The letter maintains that there is no need or ethical

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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 would

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Not Dead Yet: Nat’l Council on Independent Living’s Policy Director Testifies Against Massachusetts Bill

Posted: 05 Oct 2021 11:17 AM PDT Joint Committee on Public Health Public Hearing: End of Life Options – Submitted by Lindsay Baran October 1, 2021 I would like to thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Lindsay Baran, and I work as the Policy Director for the National Council on

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Not Dead Yet: John Kelly’s Testimony covers medical mistakes, class and race/ethnic divide and more

  John Kelly’s Testimony covers medical mistakes, class and race/ethnic divide and more by Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet by Diane Coleman “Massachusetts Public Health Committee hearing on the state’s assisted suicide bill: “Thank you. Everyone knows that doctors make mistakes, and studies show that 12 to 15 percent of people outlive the six-month hospice

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