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I’m a cancer survivor with doubt and depression, and I’m scared lawmakers will pass assisted suicide bill today in NJ

  As a two-time cancer survivor, I am scared to death of the proposed bills in our legislature, A1504 and S1072, which would allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves. I beat lymphoma with chemotherapy and radiation when I was 22 years old. Just over a decade later I experienced acute depression. I had …

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Medically Assisted Suicide Bill Advances in MD, But With Changes that Frustrate Advocates

The Baltimore Sun By: Pamela Wood A bill to allow certain terminally ill Marylanders to obtain medication to end their lives is advancing in the state Senate, but it has been changed so much that the leading advocacy group says it cannot support the bill in its current form. Kim Callinan, CEO of Compassion & …

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Family upset after hospital uses a robot to deliver a grim prognosis

Assisted suicide is very dangerous in our broken, profit-driven healthcare system, which is looking to cut costs at the expense of doctor-patient relationships and patients’ quality of care. A California hospital delivered end-of-life news to a 78-year-old patient via a robotic machine this week, prompting the man’s family to go public with their frustration. Ernest …

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An Open Letter to Nevada Senator Julia Ratti

In an open letter to Nevada Senator Julia Ratti, the American College of Physicians explain their opposition to SB 165, which would legalize assisted suicide in Nevada.  Click below to read the full letter. Nevada – Julia Ratti – ACP letter opposing SB 165

American College of Physicians: Position Paper on Assisted Suicide

The Annals  on Internal Medicine published a paper, Ethics and the Legalization of physician-Assisted Suicide: An American College of Physicians Position Paper.  Read the full paper by clicking below. ACP Position Paper on Ethics and the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide

House quashes ‘right-to-die’ bill in New Mexico

  One of this legislative session’s most controversial bills has been tabled for the 2019 legislative session. House Bill 90 would have created measures permitting medical aid in dying for terminally ill but mentally competent patients who request such help. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, D-Albuquerque, and Sen. Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics, D-Cerrillos, would …

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It’s too risky for New Jersey to legalize assisted suicide, a group of local doctors say

There are many options already available to patients in New Jersey at the end of life; assisted suicide should not be one of them. Hospice and palliative care are underutilized resources for the terminally ill, and in the case of palliative interventions, the chronically ill as well. Refusing medical interventions and medications at the end …

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