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California assisted death bill appears finished for the year

By Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee With votes lining up against the measure, California’s controversial assisted death bill was pulled from the Assembly Health Committee schedule Tuesday for the second time in two weeks and appears done for the year. Senate Bill 128, which would allow doctors to...

Disabled rights advocates fight assisted suicide legislation

by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News June 28, 2015 When he was 19, Anthony Orefice hit a telephone pole on his motorcycle going 100 miles per hour. Doctors told his family he wouldn't survive. He did, but the accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, unable...

Euthanasia’s Open Season on the Mentally Ill | First Things

by Wesley J. Smith 6 . 26 . 15 A few years ago, I spoke about end-of-life care at a town-hall event; it quickly devolved into an intense debate on assisted suicide. When the time came for audience questions, a self-described “mentally ill” woman took the microphone...

Why I’m Against Physician-assisted Suicide | Al Jazeera America

Stephanie Packer, a mom fighting a terminal lung disease, explains why she opposes California's Senate Bill 128 June 24, 2015 7:30PM ET by Stephanie Packer - Posted by Al Jazeera America In the past year, lawmakers in two dozen states have put controversial end-of-life bills up for debate....

Assisted suicide bill fails in Maine Legislature

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the Senate and...

The Assisted-Suicide Movement Goes on Life Support

A George Soros-backed effort in California has stalled, the latest sign of weak backing for the deadly practice. Published by - The Wall Street Journal By AARON KHERIATY May 22, 2015 In the past 20 years, more than 100 campaigns to legalize assisted suicide have been introduced in various states....

Colorado Rejects Right-to-Die Legislation

DENVER — Feb 7, 2015 By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors' help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people. For one lawmaker who voted no, the issue...

Dr. Death Makes a Comeback

Jan. 22, 2015 6:52 p.m. ET Legalizing physician-assisted suicide is receiving fresh support, but doctors should think twice before signing on. BY: PAUL MCHUGH ‘I guess Jack’s won,” a pal of mine said, alluding to Jack Kevorkian , whose views on physician-assisted suicide are lately back in vogue. With backing...