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Assisted suicide is already legal in California through the so-called End-of-Life Option Act, narrowly passed by the California Legislature and signed by then-Gov. Brown in 2015. The bill was opposed by both Democrat and Republican Assembly members and Senators, but passed during a contested Special...

By Sharon Quick, MD American Academy of Medical Ethics One would think that Washington state legislators would prioritize saving lives, not making death more accessible, during a global pandemic that has already put too many people prematurely into graves. The House, however, is considering HB 1141,...

Assisted suicide threatens the most vulnerable in society, especially people with disabilities. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy which, until recently, has been considered a “childhood disorder” because people who were born with it typically did not survive into adulthood. Despite my diagnosis, I have been...

There are many problem with Rep. Kafka’s H. 1991 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bill, here are five of the most glaring.  Visit us often to learn more. There is no required waiting period between a person’s request for a lethal dose and receiving the deadly prescription. The actual death...

Kelsey Harkness / August 12, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling on Tuesday that had created a right for doctors to help terminally ill patients die. Siding with the state’s attorney general, the appeals court ruled against physician-assisted suicide, and said,...

JULY 24, 2015 - APRIL DEMBOSKY Three terminally ill patients lost a court battle in California Friday over whether they should have the right to request and take lethal medication to hasten their deaths. San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack said he would dismiss the case,...

CA law that prohibits a doctor from assisted suicide is constitutional, judge says A Superior Court judge’s ruling Friday effectively halts a lawsuit seeking protections for California doctors who want to help terminally ill patients end their lives. The lawsuit, filed in May on behalf of a...

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...

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