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Commentary: Find better plan than suicide for terminally ill

In January 1993, my husband Kenny was diagnosed with tongue cancer. As a veteran of the New York City Fire Department, he had been exposed to toxins that caused his squamous cell carcinoma. Doctors thought Kenny would be dead in […]

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Medical Society Rejects Assisted Suicide Survey

The Medical Society of the State of New York has strong concerns with the articulation in the article “State’s physicians support aid in dying,” Jan. 29, that a majority of New York doctors are in favor of physician assisted suicide. […]

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Assisted Suicide Opponent Rebuts Pro-Suicide Propaganda

On January 28, 2019 assisted suicide activists gathered at the State Capitol to kick off their 2019 campaign for doctor-prescribed death. Assisted suicide activists released polling—funded by their organization—that claims doctors are growing more acceptable to assisted suicide. However, it […]

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Physician-Assisted Suicide: The AMA’s Latest Quandary

How ethics divide many in the organization By Shane E. Macaulay, M.D. The American Medical Association, and the entire profession of medicine in the U.S., stand at a crucial ethical crossroads. For two years the AMA has been considering the […]

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The AMA Should Reject Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Rabbi Aaron Glatt, M.D., And Nathan Diament The Hippocratic Oath has been passed down through the ages because it contains some perennial wisdom: I will keep the sick from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug […]

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I lost my husband to cancer. I’m forever thankful he didn’t choose assisted suicide.

By Kristen Hanson The so-called “death with dignity” movement gives in to despair and preys on terminally ill patients when they are most vulnerable. On Dec. 30, 2017, as snowflakes fell outside his window, my husband and the love of my […]

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Proper palliative care makes assisted dying unnecessary

The experience from Belgium suggests that euthanasia can have unexpected consequences for a patient’s autonomy, writes Benoit Beuselinck Aug 24th 2018 SINCE 2002 Belgium has been one of the very few countries in the world in which doctors can perform […]

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‘Every single day is a gift’: This dying man openly opposed assisted suicide in his last days

By Lindsey Bever There was a time — several months after J.J. Hanson was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, but several years before he died from it — when, he once said, he might have considered ending it all. The husband […]

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Physician-assisted suicide isn’t right for doctors. Don’t change the AMA’s position.

By Dr. Joseph E. Marine Accepting physician-assisted suicide is a slippery slope. The American Medical Association believes it is wrong for doctors to kill. Let’s stick by that belief. The American Medical Association House of Delegates in Chicago will soon engage […]

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