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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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DREDF and Others Press HHS OCR to Strengthen Nondiscrimination in Healthcare

  Support for HHS OCR to publish “[Non-]Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Critical Health and Human Service Programs or Activities”   DREDF, with partners Not Dead Yet and the Patients Rights Action Fund, have assembled a total of 30 disability rights and racial justice organizations to support further regulatory action by the U.S. …

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Assisted suicide cannot be regulated, ripe for abuse and coercion

  Any moral society has a duty and a responsibility to protect and defend the vulnerable and the marginalized. But the assisted suicide legislation some Massachusetts lawmakers are considering is a dangerous public policy that threatens the most vulnerable in society: the elderly, people with disabilities, and the terminally ill. Now in the midst of …

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Hospice versus palliative care

  Palliative care and hospice are sometimes mistaken as the same thing, even though they’re quite different. Learning about each option can help adults identify which option is best for them should they one day require daily assistance. Palliative care Palliative care may be available at any time for individuals with serious and potentially life-threatening …

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