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Canadian palliative care centers can opt out of assisted suicide

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While Canadian parliament recently approved right-to-die legislation, legalizing the practice across the country, opposition from hospice and palliative care centers has not gone unnoticed. Canada will now allow hospice and palliative care centers to opt-out of providing medical aid to die.  The executive director of the West Island Centre for Palliative Care told the Montreal...

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The Patience and Care Hospice Provides

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We would like to remind everyone about the importance of honoring and investing in the unseen care our medical professionals are giving those whose time may be short. The New Yorker recently brought to light the daily work of a hospice worker and how comprehensively they work to care for patients. The incredibly moving piece...

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A Big Win in New Mexico

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We have some big news to report out of New Mexico. The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that terminally ill residents do not have a constitutionally protected right to physician assisted suicide. This decision by the state Supreme Court is a major win for those fighting to prevent the legalization of PAS. The case...

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Hospitals Move against Assisted Suicide in California

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Our victory this past legislative session was far from the end of the battle against this dangerous policy, but it’s a battle that shows continued signs of success.  While California has voted to permit assisted suicide as of June 9, 2016, a number of hospitals across the state have pro-actively decided to opt-out and not...

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Another Piece of Evidence that the Fight Continues in Colorado

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As we have previously covered, Colorado’s assisted suicide proposal was withdrawn by legislators because they knew it didn’t have enough support. The Denver Post reported then on how Colorado House Democrats made the “rare move” to move the assisted suicide bill off the calendar before any floor debate because they knew it was unsettled.  Again,...

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Canada’s Push for Assisted Suicide Reaffirms the Need for Vigilance

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Without question, we are pleased with the continued positive developments that we’ve seen around the United States, fighting back against a coordinated push for legalizing assisted suicide.  That said, we are occasionally forced to remember that this overall debate is far from over, and that it is happening around the world. Despite some clear evidence...

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“The Facts Remain” Series: Suicide Contagion

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We are going to consistently remind our readers of the flaws in legalizing physician assisted suicide.  Of the many faults, some rise up as elemental to any and every legislative effort to make this policy a reality.  Each of these facts leads us to believe that this policy is fundamentally flawed. This is our series...

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Physician Assisted Suicide Legislation Stopped in Maryland, For Now

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We have some great news to share with you. At midnight on Monday, April 11th the Maryland General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session ended with no action taken on the proposed physician assisted suicide legislation – HB 404/SB 418. As we told you earlier this spring, the Senate version of the bill was withdrawn from consideration...

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PAS Proponents’ New Angle: Cheaper Suicide Drugs

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We have known for a while that the proponents of assisted suicide will stop at nothing to advance support for this policy.  That said, the latest news is an angle we haven’t expected to see utilized. They want to make the suicide drugs cheaper to purchase – as though access was the primary problem with...

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Continued Pressure Fighting Back Against PAS in New York

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We have great news to report from the assisted suicide debate raging in New York State, where the national leadership of assisted suicide proponents have concentrated their efforts after so many recent losses. They may need to prepare for another defeat, as the coalitions of people negatively impacted by assisted suicide continue to gain strength....

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  • A review by Johns Hopkins found prescribed opioid drugs are going unused at a high rate https://t.co/XiZrqA0cT6

  • Coalition Voices blog: PAS shouldn’t be a treatment option when there are already good options available to patients https://t.co/Gjq0VlPAL2

  • Spread the word: A new coalition for healthcare professionals against PAS is forming in Maryland https://t.co/V14VmyXSnE

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  • Read our Coalition Voices blog on why PAS shouldn’t be an option. We already have good options available to patients https://t.co/bVTYhpBIcj