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Does Organ Harvesting After Assisted Suicide Provide Incentive for Patients to End Their Lives Prematurely?

  Just as organs harvested after a fatal drug overdose can often be safely transplanted, so may livers taken from individuals undergoing physician-assisted suicide, Belgian researchers reported in a JAMA research letter. In a retrospective single-center review, Diethard Monbaliu, MD, PhD, of University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues found the following 3-year outcomes for …

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Dr. Tatiana Santos is a young physician who explains that assisted suicide is one of the biggest threats to authentic medicine.  Her words of caution are especially poignant given our current profit-driven healthcare system where doctors are put under tremendous pressure for cost containment.

Should Mass. pass legislation to allow physician-assisted suicide?

  At first I thought I supported assisted suicide. As a member of a peer community of people with lived experience of mental health diagnosis, trauma, and addiction, I passionately believe in self-determination regarding treatment for our physical and mental health. But when I looked more closely, I found that assisted suicide prevents choice as …

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Doctor acquitted of murder in assisted suicide case of a clinically depressed woman

A doctor who was accused of murder after helping a patient to die was on Tuesday found not guilty by a court in Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Land. However the doctor was convicted of violating drugs laws and received a 15-month suspended sentence and a 20,000 franc fine, reported news agencies… A psychological report …

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Terminally Ill Mother of Four Says Health Insurance Company Told Her She Could End Her Life for $1.20

    Stephanie Packer, a mother of four in her mid-30s who lives in California, testified Tuesday, June 25, 2019 while sitting in a wheelchair with an oxygen tube in her nostrils before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health about a proposed bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts (Senate Bill 1208). …

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Assisted Suicide Hearing

    Euthanasia, assisted suicide, right to die, all ways to describe an issue that’s divided the Commonwealth. It was on the ballot in 2012, statewide, voters rejected the measure by the narrowest of measures (51% to 49%)… Many in opposition are concerned it can lead to more elder abuse-people trying to influence the terminally …

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