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20 Years of Assisted Suicide: The Tragic Reality of Veteran Suicides in Oregon

  1 — Jones DA, Paton D. How does legalization of physician assisted suicide affect rates of suicide? South Med J 2015;108:599Y604. 2 — Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Suicide Among Adults Aged 35-64 Years — United States, 1999-2010. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6217a1.htm?s_cid=mm6217a1_w. Reported May 3, 2018 / 62(17);321-325 3 — VA …

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Cancer doc: Don’t abandon patients at the end of life by enabling assisted suicide

We need only look back to the 2016 election to remember that polling can often be misrepresented and requires careful scrutiny. Even when interested parties refer to their own polling as “truth,” (“5 truths about New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act,” March 27, 2019) always remember: A poll is simply a reflection of the …

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A Deadly Double Standard

“The purpose of the criminal law isn’t to give options and choices to some; it’s to give protection to all of us and, particularly, the most vulnerable among us.” -Robert Preston   A deadly double standard features the story of Claire Freeman, who has been a tetraplegic since her neck was broken in a car …

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NY Disability Rights Advocates Warn Assisted Suicide is Dangerous for Vulnerable Patients

  At the state capital the debate over aid-in-dying takes center stage. Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing legislation that would allow the terminally ill to end their own lives — setting up a potentially controversial close to the legislative session… …opponents, including disability rights’ groups, are skeptical. Alex Thompson the Resource Center for Accessible Living …

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