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Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, note says they could not afford medical care

Just like the thoughts that lead people to assisted suicide – this couple faced a daunting healthcare system that marginalized them. This is what happens when we normalize assisted suicide. “A Washington state man allegedly killed himself after killing his wife, and left a note for authorities saying that he was driven to do so …

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Vancouver doctor cleared of wrongdoing in probe into assisted death at Orthodox Jewish nursing home

  British Columbia’s physician regulator has cleared a doctor of any wrongdoing for sneaking into an Orthodox Jewish nursing home that forbids assisted death and ending the life of a resident who wanted to die in his own bed… The case could have important implications for physicians, grievously ill patients and the religious hospitals and …

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Here’s one argument against assisted suicide and for better serving patients’ psychological needs

  The “Aid in Dying” legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy began last week to allow New Jersey adults whose doctors claim they have fewer than six months to live the right to request a lethal dose of medication. Some of the advocates for assisted suicide include Melissa Wilcox, who attended Gov. Murphy’s signing of …

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Two D.C. residents ended their lives through assisted suicide in 2018, report says

  At least two terminally ill D.C. residents ended their lives last year under a medical aid-in-dying law, according to city statistics released Friday… Neither profile in the report fits the case of Mary Klein, a 70-year-old Crestwood resident with ovarian cancer who became the public face for the aid-in-dying movement in the District. Last …

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Will Physician Assisted Suicide Lead to Rational Suicide

  Is physician assisted dying/suicide (PAD/PAS) just the first step onto the slippery slope of normalizing suicide? Should we democratize suicide for all autonomous citizens, stripping away the physician’s involvement and clearing the decks of the ruse of easily manipulated subjective criteria that PAD/PAS legislation has established in this country? In the US, eight states …

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