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  • U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    September 27 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. doctors take official stance against euthanasia

    The American College of Physicians argues medicine’s goal is not to control the manner and timing of death. Amid increasing attempts to legalize euthanasia at the state level, the nation’s second-largest network of physicians officially spoke out against it last week.

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  • Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    March 28 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Canada harvesting the organs of euthanasia patients

    A recent push in Canada to encourage euthanasia patients to donate their organs appears to be working. In Ontario, the first province to report data, 26 people who died by lethal injection decided to donate tissue or organs since the Medical Aid in Dying Act came into effect last June.

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  • Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    February 16 2017 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Elderly patients at risk of forced starvation in Oregon

    Oregon pro-lifers are fighting a bill in their state’s Senate that could allow the starvation or dehydration of patients with dementia or mental illness – without their prior written consent. It allows a patient’s representative to remove undefined “life-sustaining procedures” if the patient has “a progressive illness,” has stopped talking and cannot recognize family members.

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  • Last-ditch effort aims to stop D.C. assisted suicide

    February 15 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Last-ditch effort aims to stop D.C. assisted suicide

    A congressional committee has taken the first step in a fast-track effort to prevent the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the nation’s capital. The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-14 Feb. 13 to disapprove of the District of Columbia’s Death With Dignity Act.

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  • Canadian study touts euthanasia’s cost ‘benefit’

    February 10 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Canadian study touts euthanasia’s cost ‘benefit’

    Canada legalized euthanasia in June 2016, declaring assisted suicide a humane way to end the suffering of already dying patients. Opponents warned it wouldn’t be a far jump from legalizing euthanasia to manipulating patients into believing they have an obligation to die and stop draining medical system resources.

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  • One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    February 3 2017 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    One-third of Colorado hospitals opt out of assisted suicide

    Nearly one-third of Colorado hospitals say they will not allow doctors at their facilities to kill patients under the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Recently, two of the state’s largest hospital systems released statements saying they plan to “opt out” of a state law legalizing the prescription of life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

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  • U.S. psychiatrists speak out against euthanasia

    December 30 2016 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD News Service | with 1 comments
    U.S. psychiatrists speak out against euthanasia

    The American Psychiatric Association assembly and board of trustees approved a position statement in December for the organization’s 25,000 member psychiatrists, stating, “A psychiatrist should not prescribe or administer any intervention to a non-terminally ill person for the purpose of causing death.”

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  • Christian hospitals opt out of Canada’s euthanasia law

    December 1 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Christian hospitals opt out of Canada’s euthanasia law

    Two Christian hospitals in Winnipeg, Manitoba, have opted out of the assisted suicide law passed by Canada’s government in June. Concordia Hospital, a Mennonite institution, and St. Boniface Hospital, a Catholic facility, announced they will not euthanize patients but agreed to refer those seeking assisted suicide to other groups that will.

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  • Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium

    September 21 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Teen is youngest legal euthanasia victim in Belgium

    A terminally ill 17-year-old has become the first minor to die of euthanasia in Belgium, the French news agency AFP reported. Belgium lifted age restrictions on euthanasia in 2014, becoming the first country in the world to allow terminally-ill children of any age to choose death, as long as certain conditions are met.

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  • Hospitals weigh California assisted suicide law

    July 21 2016 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Hospitals weigh California assisted suicide law

    Some California hospitals are opting out of the state’s new assisted suicide law allowing qualifying adults with a terminal illness to request a lethal drug from their doctor. The End of Life Option Act made California the fourth state – along with Oregon, Vermont and Washington – to legalize some form of assisted suicide.

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  • Assisted suicide bill passed in California

    September 15 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Assisted suicide bill passed in California

    When California lawmakers passed an assisted suicide bill, a San Diego-area pastor says, they exceeded their authority by attempting to legislate in a realm governed by God. Approved by the state Senate and the state Assembly, the End of Life Option Act would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients.

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  • Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    July 31 2015 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector | with 0 comments
    Tennesseans await ruling on physician-assisted suicide

    The issue of physician-assisted suicide or death with dignity has surfaced in Tennessee. Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly failed to act on a bill which would have allowed doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs when requested by terminally ill patients. Randy C. Davis opposes any attempt to make it legal.

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  • Calif. right-to-die bill stalls

    July 9 2015 by Jesse Marx, USA TODAY Network/Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Calif. right-to-die bill stalls

    The California “End of Life Options Act,” otherwise known as SB 128 or “right to die,” was pulled from a state’s Assembly Committee on Health hearing July 7 after the bill’s lead authors say they need more time to convince colleagues who are struggling with the decision ...

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  • Schiavo case, 10 years later, still a ‘tragedy’

    April 1 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Schiavo case, 10 years later, still a ‘tragedy’

    The 10th anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death has prompted discussions of marriage laws, the definition of a “good death” and even the pro-life record of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Schiavo died March 31, 2005, at age 41 some 15 years after collapsing in her St. Petersburg, Fla., home in cardiac arrest.

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