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New Report Highlights Dangers of Assisted Suicide Laws for the Disability Community

The National Council on Disability (NCD) released a new report highlighting the dangers of legalizing assisted suicide for the disability community. The NCD also issued a series of recommendations for departments across the government while reaffirming its stance that assisted suicide should not be legal in the United States. On Wednesday, the NCD published Assisted …

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National Council on Disability Releases its Report: The Dangers of Assisted Suicide Laws

  Dear Friends, An Assisted Suicide Report released last night by the National Council on Disability (NCD) to the President of the United States is a major and important element in our efforts to keep lethal drugs out of our states and communities.  Many thanks to NCD for its outstanding work on this project. “The …

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Dignity is not served by assisted suicide. Palliative care can eliminate suffering.

The assisted suicide debate ultimately distracts medical professionals like me from pursuing dignified health care options at the end of life. I wholeheartedly believe Minnesota can become the hub of innovative palliative care and hospice care. Granting the “right” of patients to receive pills that kill misses the mark (“I have ALS, and I hope …

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Disability rights organization ‘distressed’ about physician assisted suicide at Chilliwack hospital

  A national organization that advocates for adults with intellectual disabilities is calling the recent medically assisted death of a man at Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH) distressing and an “injustice.” Alan Nichols was admitted to CGH in June of this year suffering from dehydration and malnourishment. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Nichols’ …

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Canada’s assisted suicide law under fire after euthanasia of depressed patient

  Serious concerns have been raised about the implementation of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation after a 61-year-old depressed but otherwise healthy man was euthanised in the province of British Columbia. Alan Nichols, a former school janitor who lived alone and struggled with depression, was admitted to Chilliwack General Hospital, BC, in June after …

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