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Reviewing Our Case: Depression’s Role

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We are entering the most critical weeks of the assisted suicide debate in Maryland, and reviewing the most critical concerns – which remain unaddressed – is well worth our time.  The role of depression in patients’ decisions on end-of-life care absolutely cannot be ignored.  Why shouldn’t a depressed person receive treatment for that condition before...

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Colorado Legislature Poised To Stop Assisted Suicide

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We learned earlier this year that, despite failing last session, the relentless proponents of physician assisted suicide are trying to ram the legislation through again in Colorado.  The latest updates on that state’s debate show a shocking development: The Legislature is still likely to reject assisted suicide.  Again, though, remember: these folks simply don’t quit....

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A Relentless Onslaught

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We have to stay vigilant in our effort to defeat physician assisted suicide, and perhaps even beyond that hopeful success.  This is because even in states where the decision seems clear, the proponents of this misguided policy do not quit. In New York State, a court battle has been waged alongside the legislative one.  The...

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A Clear, Cogent, Case

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As we begin to advocate against the assisted suicide legislation, H.B.404 and S.B. 418, we need to recognize the commitment of Marylanders who are working hard to defeat the proposal.  One such Marylander is Greg Kline – who wrote a comprehensive piece for the Maryland Reporter last week. We encourage you to give it a...

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Physician Assisted Suicide Officially Returns to Maryland

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Last Thursday, Delegate Shane Pendergrass filed physician assisted suicide legislation with no meaningful changes from last year’s bill. State Senator Ron Young  cross-filed the legislation in the Senate. The bill, H.B.404 and S.B.418, has a new, less controversial name, “the End of Life Options Act”, but it is virtually the same bill. The General Assembly held several...

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Assisted Suicide: A Global Debate

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We’ve already noted the international consideration of — and hesitance toward — assisted suicide legalization.  The latest proof of this global debate comes from India. According to a report from the Economic Times of India, proponents of assisted suicide are pressing the Indian justice system to rule in favor of legalizing the practice of “passive...

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Another State Revisiting Assisted Suicide

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More and more states are considering assisted suicide, and Arizona now joins the list of states that have considered this measure recently, rejected it, and face it once again. The report from the Prescott Daily Courier has the details, and it outlines how this proposal has now actually been considered multiple times in Arizona.  Still,...

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Another Example of Hospice Care’s Benefits

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We’re always thrilled to convey the fact that hospice and palliative care workers are critical to end-of-life care, and we can’t stress enough that they show true grace in the face of notable adversity. Once again, we have a prime example in the great state of Maryland.  Take a look at the report from the...

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Op-Ed: J.J. Hanson Makes the Case

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There are few more advocates in the country who are more committed to fighting against assisted suicide than Marine Corps Veteran and cancer survivor J.J. Hanson, and J.J. had the opportunity to tell his story and comprehensively make his case in a compelling op-ed for the Newark Star-Ledger. The lede of his piece is straightforward:...

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Another Doctor Speaks Out, This Time in Oregon

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We continue to hear from doctors who raise concerns about legalizing assisted suicide, and these are doctors living and practicing in the states that have already legalized or are facing a full court press from “Compassion and Choices” the main group pushing for these laws around the country (formerly known as the “Hemlock Society” in...

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