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Colorado’s Medically Assisted Suicide Law Quietly Underway

Colorado’s law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs is quietly underway, with an estimated 10 prescriptions filled since voters approved the practice last year, advocates say. Colorado has joined Oregon, California, Montana, Vermont, Washington state and Washington, D.C., in allowing doctor-assisted suicide. But dozens of Colorado hospitals won’t participate in ending someone’s life. …

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Cystic Fibrosis Sufferer Planned to Die at Suicide Clinic…But Changed Her Mind

A cystic fibrosis sufferer who was ready to die at the assisted suicide clinic Dignitas changed her mind after hearing five words. Janka Penther, once a keen surfer, was housebound, barely able to walk and could only breathe through an oxygen tube. When the chronic lung condition was at its worst, the 35-year-old was so …

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Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide Law

A judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California’s law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs. Riverside County Judge Daniel A. Ottolia decided to allow a lawsuit by doctors challenging the state’s 2016 law permitting medically-assisted death move forward and denied a request from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra …

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