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As public sentiment changes, some Mass. docs say ‘no’ to assisted suicide

When the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) voted in December to rescind its longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide, it appeared to be an important turning point for those who believe the option should be legal for the terminally ill. But the debate among members about whether adopting a position of “neutral engagement,” which neither favors nor …

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PRAF Statement on Massachusett’s H1194/S1225

“We welcome the Massachusetts Health Committee’s unanimous vote to send dangerous, regressive bills H1194/S1225 to ‘study’, effectively killing the push for legalized doctor assisted suicide for the session.  We are grateful to Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor-Prescribed Suicide, John Kelly and all of Second Thoughts Massachusetts, a cross disability coalition, Drs. Laura Petrillo, Mark Rollo, and …

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Physician-assisted suicide harms the poor, elderly and disabled

Once again, a bill in Connecticut legalizing physician-assisted suicide was the subject of discussion at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 20. This year, it is HB 5417, with the Orwellian name, “An Act Concerning End-of-Life Care.” The well-funded “Compassion and Choices” and Secular Coalition of Connecticut promoters of this bill are trying to rally …

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Assisted Suicide’s ‘Slippery Slope’ Prompts Concern From Orthodox Jews

The “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (A-1504)” is sponsored by Assemblyman John Burzichelli, a Gloucester County Democrat. Last Monday, the assembly’s Judiciary Committee advanced the bill by a vote of 5-2. The measure has failed in previous assembly attempts at passage during the Chris Christie administration. Its advocates hope that Gov. Phil …

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Help us carry on JJ’s legacy

 PO Box 4994, New York, NY 10185 609.759.0322 March 20, 2018 Dear Friend, As we mourn the loss of our late president, JJ Hanson, champion for patients and tireless opponent of assisted suicide laws, we are resolved to carry on his mission with purpose. Assisted suicide laws are dangerous because they make suicide a medical …

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