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Denied ‘assisted life,’ chronically-ill Ontario man is offered death instead

An Ontario hospital that wants to discharge a suicidal man with a crippling brain disease threatened to start charging him $1,800 a day, and suggested his other options included medically assisted death, according to a new lawsuit. It also claims Canada’s new assisted dying laws are unconstitutional and should be struck down because they do …

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‘The solution is assisted life’: Offered death, terminally ill Ont. man files lawsuit

A landmark lawsuit has been filed by an Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease. He alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team of his choosing, instead offering, among other things, medically assisted death. “My condition is grievous and irremediable,” 42-year-old Roger Foley said from his bed …

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Allowing physician-assisted suicides could lead to abuse and coercion of patients

Hawaii lawmakers are holding a key vote this week on a bill that would permit physician-assisted suicide in the state. As shown in a public hearing last week, the issue is a contentious one, and well-intentioned people may find themselves on either side of the debate. However, as lawmakers consider permitting the practice in Hawaii, …

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