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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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Mass. doctors indicate shift in historic opposition to assisted suicide

The Massachusetts Medical Society has indicated willingness to bend in its historic opposition to physician-assisted death. The policy-making body last month agreed to fund a $25,000 survey of members asking attitudes toward “medical aid in dying,” according to The Boston Globe. Despite the decisive support the initiative to fund the survey received, “deep divisions” still …

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