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New Mexico Considers Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org New Mexico could soon join a handful of states allowing physician-assisted suicide. A controversial measure that would allow terminally ill New Mexicans to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs passed its final House committee Wednesday. It’s now headed to the House floor, the Albuquerque Journal reports. House Bill 90, also known […]

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UPDATE: California Assisted Suicide Law Overturned In Court

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org California’s controversial physician-assisted suicide law has been ruled unconstitutional by a state judge. Judge Daniel A. Ottolia, of Riverside County Superior Court, on Tuesday overturned the law nearly two years after it took effect, ruling that the state Legislature improperly passed the measure during a special session on health care funding. […]

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Nebraska Passes ‘Right To Try’ Legislation

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF A controversial new Nebraska law will allow terminally ill patients to experiment with drugs not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The so-called “Right to Try” bill, sponsored by conservative state Sen. Robert Hilkemann, will go into effect this summer, making Nebraska the 40th state in the nation with such legislation. Republican […]

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