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A Small Victory Against Assisted Suicide In Canada

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As we have pointed out before, the assisted suicide debate is active all over the globe, and Canada is currently deep in the throes of this debate.  Assisted suicide has strong advocates up there, as they do here in America. That is no match for the unrelenting reality that assisted suicide is a dangerous policy....

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Concluding Hospice Month

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As Hospice Month has now come to a close, we want to review the enormous benefits that are afforded to our families by these organizations’ noble work. Again, we remind you that over 1.5 million patients, and their families, receive hospice and palliative care in a year.  Over 300,000 people staff these facilities, and their...

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Assisted Suicide Debate Hits New York

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We’re proud of our efforts today, because we see similar efforts all around the country, in the face of a well-funded, coordinated, nationwide press to legalize assisted suicide. We are keeping a close eye on the debate in New York, as the national trends may affect us in Maryland. We need to be prepared for...

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We Will Need Your Help to Win

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Our message is strong.  The facts are on our side.  Now we need to make the case – and we can only do that with your help. Nobody can get the attention of an elected official like a constituent, and so we need you to contact your own Delegate and Senator today and deliver the...

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The Reality of Suicide Contagion

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We have written before on this blog about the dangerous reality of suicide contagion (i.e. suicide influencing others to commit suicide.)  While there is data to back this up, the anecdotal evidence is equally gripping – and there is more of that evidence in a new report from last week. On National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,”...

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A Breakthrough Against Terminal Cancer?

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There is some amazing news in the continued fight against cancer that we had to share with you. This is especially important as we continue the fight against physician assisted suicide. Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.  Trying to fight it has largely been considered a lost cause.  However, researchers from...

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Rethinking Hospice Care

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As we continue celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month throughout November, we would like to call attention to the effort to break down the misconceptions surrounding end-of-life-care. One such effort is Moments of Life, a first-of-its-kind, national public awareness campaign launched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in May of 2014. Moments...

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Report: Medicare to Cover End of Life Counseling

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We want to note an encouraging report that we caught wind of last week.  Per CBS News, Medicare will now cover life counseling for terminally ill patients.  Highlighting the story of one patient and coverage of her counseling, this story points out how we could be witnessing a major breakthrough in end-of-life care. From the...

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Help Us Celebrate National Hospice Month

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This November marks National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which honors the remarkable men and women who provide hospice and palliative care to over 1.5 million patients and their families each year. This group of people deserves unending praise, as they allow patients to live fully, supported by friends and loved ones, even in their...

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Cold Hard Proof: Studying the Impact of Assisted Suicide

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We want to flag a critical study that shows the link between assisted suicide and an uptick in the suicide rate overall. The study was recently released in the Southern Medical Journal stating unequivocally that legalizing assisted suicide has been “associated with an increased rate of total suicides relative to other states.” Not only that,...

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