Groups Aim to Renew Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate in NY

Groups fighting to give terminally ill people the right to physician-assisted suicide in New York state are gearing up for another fight in the Legislature.

The state’s highest court on Thursday ruled against terminally ill patients who argued they should be allowed to seek a doctor’s help in ending their lives rather than suffer needlessly.

The decision could send the debate back to the Legislature, where bills to permit and regulate physician-assisted suicide have so far failed.

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