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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]

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