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Peg Sandeen

American Medical Association Opposes “Death With Dignity,” Despite Calls For Legalization

Despite calls for legalization from a growing number of proponents and others who came to support physician-assisted suicide in the wake of the high-profile death of Brittany Maynard, the American Medical Association remains firmly opposed to such policy. Maynard, 29, moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s physician-assisted suicide law and ingested a […]

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The Death Of Brittany Maynard Sparks Debate On “Death With Dignity”

The young woman who moved to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s controversial physician-assisted suicide law ingested a lethal dose of doctor-prescribed barbiturates Sunday, sparking national debate on so-called “death with dignity” legislation. Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma brain tumor in January and was later given six months to live. Maynard and her […]

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A Doctor’s View Of Death With Dignity

Hundreds of concerned citizens and patient advocates gathered at Temple Sholom in Chicago to learn about “Death with Dignity,” legislation that could allow physicians in Illinois the ability to prescribe life-ending medications to some terminally ill patients. Currently, only three states have “Death with Dignity” legislation– Oregon, Washington and Vermont; physicians in Montana may raise a defense of consent if charged […]

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