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The ‘New York Medical Aid in Dying Act’ is back; so are assisted suicide critics

“The Center for Disability Rights New York calls the [#AssistedSuicide] bill ‘an existential threat to disabled New Yorkers.’” “According to the website CDRNYS.org, if the New York Medical Aid in Dying Act is passed and signed into law, the government […]

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NY advocates for assisted suicide renew push for legalization

Some groups remain vocally opposed to the legislation, saying it could bring devastating consequences to some New Yorkers. Broadly made up of religious organizations and disability rights groups, a coalition called the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide has warned […]

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NY advocates for assisted suicide renew push for legalization

Some groups remain vocally opposed to the legislation, saying it could bring devastating consequences to some New Yorkers. Broadly made up of religious organizations and disability rights groups, a coalition called the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide has warned […]

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Statehouse Struggle Against Assisted Suicide Anticipated

As the 2023 legislative session approaches, the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide is gearing up to continue the fight against assisted suicide. At this time, assisted suicide is legal in 11 states. Assisted suicide activists would like nothing better […]

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Activists Push To Build Support For Assisted Suicide

“The New York bill, whose Senate sponsor is Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, faces strong opposition from the New York State Catholic Conference, representing the state’s Roman Catholic bishops, as well as several other organizations contending the state should not […]

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Controversial Medical Ethics Language Fails

According to its website, the purpose of the World Medical Association (WMA) “is to serve humanity by endeavoring to achieve the highest international standards in Medical Education, Medical Science, Medical Art and Medical Ethics, and Health Care for all people […]

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Medically Assisted Suicide Is A Slippery Slope

By William F.B. O’Reilly A bill kicking around the State Legislature for the past several years is gathering a head of steam in the final weeks of the session. It would expressly allow physician-assisted suicides in New York for the […]

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Should Terminally Ill Patients Have The Right To End Their Lives?

“‘These [Assisted suicide] policies are especially a danger to people with disabilities of all ages,’ explained Diane Coleman of the disability advocacy group, Not Dead Yet.” “Coleman said she’s studied other states where medical aid in dying is already in […]

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Suicide—Assisted Or Otherwise—Is Not A Solution

As New York lawmakers return to Albany to kick off the home stretch of the 2022 legislative session, the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide (NYAAAS) is pleased to note that physician-assisted suicide legislation (Bill S.6471-Savino/A.4321-Paulin) has not advanced in […]

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