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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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ACP reaffirms opposition to physician-assisted suicide

“This practice is problematic given the nature of the patient–physician relationship, affects trust in that relationship as well as in the profession, and fundamentally alters the medical profession’s role in society.” ACP issued a position paper this week reaffirming its opposition to physician-assisted suicide. The paper, from the Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee, is …

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Massachusetts legislature set to review physician-assisted suicide

Two bills addressing physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts are set to testify before the state legislature Sept. 26, according to a Monday press release from the Massachusetts Alliance Against Doctor Prescribed Suicide. Meanwhile, the MAADPS stands by the undisputed ruling within the New York Court of Appeals Thursday stating there is no constitutional right for medical …

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Euthanasia and assisted suicide – contagion and corruption of compassion

Arthur Goldberg and Shimon Cowan have written an excellent analysis of euthanasia and assisted suicide laws from the point of view of Jewish scholars. The article: The contagion of euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion was published in Public Discourse on September 11. Goldberg and Cowan write about the issue based on several topic areas. They …

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