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Part of the Washington Post’s reporting 22 March 2017 on the senate hearings on whether to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court: Senator Diane Feinstein with Judge Gorsuch…. The two also discussed a book that Gorsuch wrote in which he opposed physician-assisted suicide, and said any taking of a human life was […]

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Colorado passed a medical aid in dying measure 11/08/16 that will allow adults suffering from terminal illness to take life-ending, doctor-prescribed sleeping medication. The ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly, by a two-thirds, one-third split, according to unofficial returns. Supporters claimed victory an hour after polls closed in Colorado. There are now five states which have passed […]

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Washington D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice. It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American […]

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The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported 17 September 2016: Waiting for ‘the die medicine’ By Tracy Seipel, Bay Area News Group For 78-year-old Judy Dale, this wasn’t the way California’s new aid-in-dying law was supposed to work. The San Francisco grandmother, her body riddled with cancer, had hoped to die on her own terms when the […]

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) – A California judge on Friday refused to suspend a new state law allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, citing the need to protect them from pain, but he allowed a legal challenge to proceed. The mixed ruling portends a continued debate over the highly contested law in the first months […]

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(Reuters Health) – Legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are mainly used by patients with cancer, but remain rare, according to a new analysis of such programs. In the last year alone, California has legalized physician-assisted suicide, Canada legalized both physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and Colombia performed its first legal euthanasia, said John Urwin, a study […]

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There is a fine and thoughtful cover article in the current February edition of the magazine MOTHER JONES. MY RIGHT TO DIE: Assisted suicide, My family, and Me by Kevin Drum It is now on bookstalls and at this web site http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/assisted-suicide-legalization-california-kevin-drum But it has one disappointing flaw in the last six paragraphs. Writer Drum […]

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Terminally ill Californians can now exercise their right to die with dignity. On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law, just a few weeks after the state Assembly and Senate approved the bill in a special session. California is the fifth U.S. state to authorize aid in dying — […]

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The rejection by the London Parliament (11 Sept.2015) of another assisted dying bill by a vote of 330-118 is, by my count, the twelfth time this body has considered a choice in dying reform law. The first attempt was back in l936. All have been firmly voted down. That seven other states or nations have […]

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The New Mexico Court of Appeals has struck down a prior Bernalillo County District Court ruling that essentially allowed assisted suicide in the state. In a split decision, a majority of the court concluded “that aid in dying is not a fundamental liberty interest under the New Mexico Constitution.” A District Court judge previously ruled […]

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