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Tell it like it is: ‘Aid in dying’ is physician-assisted suicide

Dr. James L. Mostrom A recent “educational program” in Syracuse by End of Life Choices NY (EOLCNY) suggested that medical aid in dying was not really suicide. I beg to differ, along with the American Medical Association (AMA), whose Code of Medical Ethics states that “Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death …

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Bill allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication dies in committee

  Despite fresh optimism at the Capitol and a change of heart by the state’s medical society, leaders of the legislature’s Public Health Committee could not muster enough support Monday to advance a controversial measure allowing doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients… “This is as close as we’ve ever …

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Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill Halted in Legislative Committee

…The state Public Health committee did not hold a vote on a medical aid-in-dying bill Monday, which means it won’t advance by Wednesday’s legislative deadline. Supporters of the proposal called the decision “beyond disappointing” while those who are against the idea say it’s a relief that the bill won’t go any further. Lawmakers have tried …

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Maryland Rejects Assisted Suicide

  Assisted suicide is dead in the water in Maryland after the state Senate failed to advance a legalization bill. On Wednesday, the Senate stalemated on legislation that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal prescriptions to patients diagnosed as terminally ill. The vote came two weeks after the Maryland House of Delegates approved the …

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