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Physician-Assisted Suicide: Is it Good?

State laws legalizing physician-assisted suicide are growing in number.  Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill legalizing the provision of end of life drugs to terminally ill patients.  305 more words


Medicare Okays End-of-Life Discussion Reimbursements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved a rule that will provide Medicare reimbursements for health care practitioners to hold discussions with patients about end-of-life decisions. 339 more words


New study: legalizing physician-assisted suicide increases suicide rates

Ryan T. Henderson writes about it for the Daily Signal.

He writes:

[T]he October issue of the Southern Medical Journal included a study examining the correlation between legalizing physician-assisted suicide and the overall suicide rate.

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Belgian doctor facing possible murder charge for euthanizing senior seen as warning for Canada

Simona De Moor was a fit 85-year-old who began each day at her Antwerp seniors home eating breakfast with friends and exercising on a stationary bicycle. 776 more words


Focus on palliative care, not assisted suicide, faith groups urge Trudeau

Religious leaders from Canada’s Catholic, evangelical Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities are urging prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau to quickly create a legislative framework to govern physician-assisted suicide. 631 more words


Is Assisted Suicide Inevitable after California's Decision?

When the most populous state in the nation legalized physician-assisted suicide this month, the leading proponents of the practice certainly played it up as a major win. 1,134 more words


The Shortcomings of Conscientious Objection

Aidan Hayes doubts that the physician’s conscience alone justifies a refusal to provide treatment. 562 more words

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