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US Congress ponders assisted suicide

A resolution condemning assisted suicide has been introduced into the US House of Representatives. Both sides of the debate treated it as a milestone, but it does not have the force of law and merely expresses the “sense of Congress”. The resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 80, reads:  … assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death …

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Marine Corps veteran: I’m thankful I wasn’t offered assisted suicide when I was told I was dying three years ago

I’m thankful I don’t live in a state like Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal. When I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and told I would probably be dead in four months, I went in an instant from living the American Dream with my wife and son to living a nightmare. In that moment …

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Lawmakers and Patients Rights Advocates Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Assisted Suicide

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and a coalition of disability and patients’ rights advocates announced a bipartisan resolutionon Capitol Hill Wednesday which states  that “assisted suicide (sometimes referred to as death with dignity, end-of-life options, aid-in-dying, or similar phrases) puts everyone, including those most vulnerable, at risk of deadly harm and undermines …

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Both sides make emotional pleas as lawmakers oppose physician-assisted suicide in D.C.

Lawmakers, disability rights activists and doctors held an emotionally charged press conference Wednesday to announce the introduction of a House resolution opposing physician-assisted suicide. The bipartisan resolution was introduced less than two weeks after House Republicans passed a spending bill that would repeal the D.C. Death With Dignity Act, which went into effect in February …

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Assisted suicide laws will pressure poor, elderly, depressed to die

I am grateful to Reps. Luis Correa (D-Calif), Juan Vargas (D-Calif), James Langevin (D-R.I.), Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Ralph Lee Abraham (R-La.), Darin LaHood (R-Ill.), and Andy Harris (R-Md.) for introducing a Sense of Congress resolution that takes a big step toward protecting me and many others from a death-too-soon by assisted suicide. …

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Assisted Suicide Opponents Warn It Could Become ‘Cheapest Treatment’

By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Ahead of next week’s public hearing on physician-assisted dying, advocates for people with disabilities urged lawmakers to consider the impacts such a law could have on vulnerable populations that are poorly served by health providers. “I’ve been told to my face and through countless movies that if …

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