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Nevada lawmakers hear arguments on assisted suicide bill

Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor… Supporters argue the legislation will let the patients who are suffering die with dignity and end their pain. Opponents argue the measure gives insurance companies the ability to defer to physician-assisted suicide instead of paying …

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Doctor-assisted suicide invites discrimination against poor, disabled

I’m urging Nevadans to oppose doctor-assisted suicide. It’s back every legislative session, like a bad dream that just won’t end. As a disability-rights advocate, I am concerned about choice, self-determination and bodily autonomy and that is why I am opposed to the legalization of doctor-assisted suicide. Unfortunately, Sen. David Parks is bringing back the suicide bill the Legislature …

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Sen. Cassilly: Medically assisted suicide sends message to elderly that they are a burden

The national advocates for physician assisted suicide were in Annapolis last week advocating for doctor assisted suicide (“Supporters of medically assisted suicide in Maryland say new legislators, sponsor increase bill’s chances this year,” Jan. 29). Maryland law currently allows doctors to administer potentially lethal doses of pain medication to terminally ill patients, even where that …

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Say no to candy coated suicide

  Dr. Brian Callister joins the Heidi Harris show to share what happened on Monday at the Nevada Senate Health Committee Hearing on SB 165.  He explains how two of his patients, one from Oregon and the other from California, were denied coverage for curable treatment for their cancers but were offered assisted suicide instead. …

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Assisted suicide bill must be rejected

The proposed “End-of-Life Option Act” being considered by the Maryland legislature isolates persons with terminal illness at a time when doctors, nurses and other health team members seek to stand in solidarity with their patients and their families to deliver compassionate quality care (“Retired radio host Diane Rehm describes husband’s ‘agony,’ supports Maryland medically assisted …

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Hopkins doctor: Physician-assisted suicide is unethical and dangerous

For the past five years, advocates of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) have tried and failed to pass legislation that legalizes the practice in Maryland. Proponents of PAS are back again with the same dangerous, unethical, discriminatory, unnecessary and hopelessly flawed bill. As a physician who has been in practice for almost 20 years and has treated …

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