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The American Medical Association To Examine Its Opposition To Physician-Assisted Suicide

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Amid a national debate regarding the risks and benefits of physician-assisted suicide, the American Medical Association will examine its decades-long opposition to the controversial practice. A recommendation that the nation’s largest physicians organization maintain its opposition to assisted-suicide was rejected Monday, with delegates at the annual Chicago meeting instead voting […]

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California Passes ‘Death With Dignity’ Legislation

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org California lawmakers approved a controversial measure that would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. On Wednesday, California’s Assembly sent the legislation to the Senate, which approved a similar measure earlier this year. The final vote was 42 to 33, but voting did not break along party lines. The End of Life Option Act, […]

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AMA Publishes Op-Ed In Support Of Physician-Assisted Suicide

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious medical journals has published an article in support of physician-assisted suicide. Terminally ill patients facing prolonged suffering should be allowed to end their lives with doctor-prescribed barbiturates, according to A Piece of My Mind, published in the September issue of the Journal of the American […]

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