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Cancer Doc: Don’t Abandon Patients At The End Of Life By Enabling Assisted Suicide

By Dr. Alan Carver We need only look back to the 2016 election to remember that polling can often be misrepresented and requires careful scrutiny. Even when interested parties refer to their own polling as “truth,” (“5 truths about New […]

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Op-ed: The Dangers Of Allowing Assisted Suicide

By Kristen Hanson Assemblyman Kevin Cahill did well when he voted against previous bills to legalize assisted suicide in New York. Assisted suicide bills are inherently discriminatory and they make for dangerous public policy that puts a great number of […]

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Assisted Suicide Bills Highlight A Society In Conflict About Suicide

By Rabbi Avi Shafran A 79-year-old man recently stopped and exited his car in the middle of the Verrazano Bridge, the magnificent structure linking Brooklyn with Staten Island, determined to leap the more than 200 feet into the New York […]

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Assisted Suicide Facing Disability Rights’ Opposition

By Nick Reisman At the state capital, the debate over [assisted suicide] aid-in-dying takes center stage. Governor Andrew Cuomo is backing legislation that would allow the terminally ill to end their own lives—setting up a potentially controversial close to the […]

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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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