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Pain & Suffering Misconception

Did you know that pain and suffering never makes the top 5 reasons why patients in Oregon request assisted suicide? Oregon Health Authority’s annual reports reveal that pain or the fear of pain is listed second to last (25%) among the reasons cited by all patients seeking lethal drugs since 1998, while the top five reasons …

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Assisted suicide is still suicide and July is Minority Mental Health Month

  Assisted suicide is still suicide and July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  Leaders of minority communities know firsthand the difficulties residents with income challenges face in obtaining adequate health care access. With legalized assisted suicide, this unequal access turns into a matter of life or death. Read more at The Times Union…

Belgium’s controversial euthanasia laws have seen three KIDS take their own lives over the past two years

  BELGIUM’S controversial euthanasia laws have seen three CHILDREN take their lives in recent years, new figures reveal. The tragic kids – all of whom are believed to have been terminally ill – are among thousands of people to have killed themselves since Belgium legalised euthanasia in 2003. An official report reveals that the three …

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‘Every single day is a gift’: This dying man openly opposed assisted suicide in his last days

There was a time — several months after J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but several years before he died from it — when, he once said, he might have considered ending it all. The husband and father said in 2015 that the previous year, he learned that he had a Grade 4 brain tumor called glioblastoma …

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Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”

  “Assisted Dying,” “Medical Aid in Dying” (MAID), “Physician Assisted Suicide”(PAS)—by whatever label we attach to it controversy continues to swirl around the practice of prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness.1,2 (For now, let’s leave aside the point that physicians are notoriously bad in predicting when a patient will …

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