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NPR Covers Palliative Care Doctor Who Wishes We’d Do More

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As we see the state of California press forward with the ill-advised policy of legal assisted suicide, we also hear about more and more medical professionals who wish that the medical community would find better actions for improving end of life care.  These doctors stress the same general theme: rather than accept defeat against the...

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A Cautionary Tale from the Netherlands

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One of the common examples used to describe dangerous unintended consequences of legalizing physician assisted suicide is that of the Netherlands. We now have another troubling point to consider in that example. According to the English-language Netherlands news outlet NL Times, a group of doctors is expressing concern that they are heading toward mandatory compliance...

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Quebec’s Plan to Improve Palliative Care

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As some of you may know, the conversation on assisted suicide is not simply an American phenomenon; this debate is global. Canada is in the midst of the assisted suicide debate, and the federal government is asking for more time to consider implementation of an assisted suicide law.  Even Canada, considered to have one of...

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An Incredible, Local Story on Noble Hospice Work

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As we’ve stated before, hospice and palliative care workers are absolutely astounding care providers, who show true grace in the face of notable adversity. We endeavor to share stories of this grace and nobility on occasion, and this story of hospice volunteer work would be excellent to share no matter where it came from.  As...

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Another State Joins the Fray: Utah to Consider PAS

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We are stunned by persistence of physician assisted suicide supporters.  The latest reason for our shock comes out of Utah. Proponents of physician assisted suicide in the Utah State Legislature are going to take up PAS in its upcoming legislative session despite, like so many other states, including here in Maryland, they lost in 2015. ...

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Canada’s Liberal Government to PAS Advocates: Naïve to Rush This

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In another update from the heated debate going on in Canada, we now can confirm that liberalism does not require support of physician assisted suicide. The newly elected government in Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is considered one of the most progressive of any major nation in the world.  That was what made...

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From WSJ: “It’s Yes to Right-to-Die but No to Right-to-Try”

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The Wall Street Journal recently ran a Letter to the Editor that we cannot re-read enough. This is the fundamental problem with the assisted suicide debate here in Maryland and in so many places around the world; we aren’t having the full conversation. The brief letter is full of excellent passages, and we encourage you...

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Relentless PAS Proponents Arguing in NY Appeals Court

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Today we are flagging some news that shows yet another fully unsettled debate over assisted suicide.  In addition to being a dangerous policy, some states consider assisted suicide to be illegal.  That isn’t stopping proponents of assisted suicide from trying to force the issue. One such attempt will come soon in New York, which currently...

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Maryland “Death with Dignity Workgroup” Recap

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Last week, the Maryland General Assembly’s “Death with Dignity Workgroup” met for a discussion amongst themselves, going over past testimony and considering ways to change the assisted suicide bill that failed last session. What were the solutions and changes they decided on?  Not much. We would encourage you to listen to the hearing if you...

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The Battle Continues in California

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The California Legislature snuck through the passage of assisted suicide in a special session, and the Governor signed that bill into law, as many of you know.  Needless to say, we were not happy with this development. That’s why we’re as unsurprised as we are thrilled to see some real pushback. We’re hearing reports that...

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