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Arizona Lawmaker Introduces ‘Death With Dignity’ Legislation

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a controversial bill granting terminally ill patients the right to end their own lives with doctor-prescribed drugs. The measure by state Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, would allow seriously ill patients with a life-expectancy of six months or less to end their lives. Patients must submit both oral and written requests. The measure would […]

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In Light Of Possible Abuse At Body Donation Centers, Experts Offer Advice

In light of a multi-state investigation into cadavers being sold for medical research, experts are warning patients and families hoping to donate remains to carefully consider their options. The FBI raided a suburban Chicago crematory and an affiliated company that arranges donations of human remains after search warrants were filed in Michigan, The Associated Press reports. The raids […]

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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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Indiana Hunter’s Decision To Stop Life-Sustaining Treatments Spurs Discussion

Chicago area experts react to the final decision of Tim Bowers Tim Bowers, the 32-year-old Indiana hunter who fell 16 feet from a tree and suffered a severe spinal injury that paralyzed him from the shoulders down, chose this week to forego the life-support sustaining him Sunday, and his decision has sparked national dialogue about the rights […]

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Illinois Senate Approves Nation’s Strictest Medical Marijuana Law

In what is being called the strictest medical marijuana law in the nation, Illinois lawmakers have agreed to legalize the drug for some terminally ill patients. Only physicians with existing relationships with certain patients could prescribe the drug, and patient background checks are mandatory. Patients would not be allowed to grow their own marijuana or […]

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