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 […]


Long Island Doctor Denounces Doctor-Prescribed Death

By Dr. Paul Carpentier Reflecting on the Hippocratic oath, the great anthropologist Margaret Mead said that the decision of physicians to stop killing was crucial to modern medical care. By advocating for physician-prescribed suicide, we abdicate our responsibility to patients […]


Profit May Trump Life If Assisted Suicide Approved

By Julie Farrar As a New Yorker living with a disability, I have significant concerns regarding the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. It is naïve to think that private health insurance companies and a struggling public health system will not take […]


Assisted Suicide Editorial Neglects Disability Rights Community

By Diane Coleman The Daily Star’s opinion piece in support of legalizing assisted suicide (May 4, Aid-in-dying bill should get state approval) left out a major group when it mentioned the bill’s opponents, including religious opponents and physicians, but omitting disability […]


New York’s physician-assisted suicide bill debated at State Assembly Committee on Health

By Anne Ehart The State Assembly Committee on Health heard testimony from 48 people on Thursday regarding a bill allowing medical aid in dying, or physician-assisted suicide. The bill would allow for terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six […]


Legal assisted suicide dangerous, unethical

By Dr. David Kim As a physician engaged in direct patient care, legislation (A.2383-A/S.3151-A.) that would legalize assisted suicide in New York is of grave concern to me, and I oppose it. So does the Medical Society of the State of […]


Agudath Israel Opposes Assisted Suicide Bill

Agudath Israel of America, in testimony before the New York State Assembly Health Committee today, expressed strong opposition to a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe medication for terminally ill patients that would kill them. The bill, Assembly Bill […]


Supporters, opponents testify before Assembly on assisted suicide legislation

By David Tregaskis The Assembly Health Committee is holding two public hearings this session on a controversial bill that would allow terminally ill patients to voluntarily request medication to die. The first hearing was held in Albany on April 23 […]


Commentary: Shortening life to end suffering is troubling

By Dr. Thomas J. Madejski Most physicians are deeply troubled by the potential abandonment of patients when they are in their greatest need of our skill and compassion. As president of the Medical Society of the State of New York […]

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