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No, assisted suicide should not be another option for end-of-life care.

Anyone dying in discomfort may legally today, in all 50 states, receive palliative sedation. The patient would be sedated and discomfort relieved while the dying process takes place. This is a legal practice that accomplishes the supposed goal of assisted suicide laws without all the baggage. But proponents of assisted suicide laws are trying to …

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Not Dead Yet: John Kelly’s Testimony covers medical mistakes, class and race/ethnic divide and more

  John Kelly’s Testimony covers medical mistakes, class and race/ethnic divide and more by Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet by Diane Coleman “Massachusetts Public Health Committee hearing on the state’s assisted suicide bill: “Thank you. Everyone knows that doctors make mistakes, and studies show that 12 to 15 percent of people outlive the six-month hospice …

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Orthodox Rabbis Join Opposition to Medically Assisted Suicide

The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicide, a group representing more than 1,000 Orthodox rabbis came out against the practice, calling it “murder.” In a recent statement, the Rabbinical Council of America …

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