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If we say we value all lives, what do we tell people with disabilities about assisted suicide? The concept of physician assisted suicide remains as controversial a topic as ever. The debates have escalated as New York Assemblywoman Amy Paulin has introduced a bill to incorporate Aid...

“The economic drivers behind this policy are dangerous and need to be looked at,” said David Kim, CEO of the Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island. “It would cost the health care system less to allow aid-in-dying rather than keep terminally-ill patients alive.” On...

Hanson, the president of the national Patients' Rights Action Fund, is among those who would have been eligible to choose to end his own life under proposals being pushed in the state Legislature. Yet Hanson and others — from a former state Office of the...

      In “We deserve right to die with dignity” [Opinion, Jan. 28], columnist Anne Michaud promotes physician-assisted suicide and says it’s gaining traction with the public. If this is true, it’s because the public is influenced by articles like hers. But public support doesn’t...

There are many nonreligious progressives who have actively opposed legalization of assisted suicide for many years. The organization I work for is a secular disability rights group formed 19 years ago to oppose legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Thirteen other national disability rights groups...

There are many problem with Rep. Kafka’s H. 1991 Doctor-Prescribed Suicide Bill, here are five of the most glaring.  Visit us often to learn more. There is no required waiting period between a person’s request for a lethal dose and receiving the deadly prescription. The actual death...

Kelsey Harkness / August 12, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling on Tuesday that had created a right for doctors to help terminally ill patients die. Siding with the state’s attorney general, the appeals court ruled against physician-assisted suicide, and said,...