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/ May 25, 2016

Order Your LGBT Pride in a Box Toolkit

It’s almost June, and that means it’s time to start celebrating LGBT Pride Month! As you may know, Pride events attract thousands of people, many of whom express a strong desire for social change and justice. In fact, the aid-in-dying movement and gay rights movement are closely related, with some of the earliest aid-in-dying advocacy […]

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/ May 23, 2016

Medical Aid in Dying Act Wins Swift Assembly Committee Vote

In an historic vote, the Medical Aid in Dying Act won swift passage through the New York State Assembly Health Committee in a 14-11 vote, bringing the people of New York one step closer to having another medical option to reduce suffering at the end of life. The bipartisan vote occurred fewer than two weeks […]

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/ May 23, 2016

Does God Really Want Us to Suffer Unrelenting Pain?

Specifically, does God want us to suffer unrelenting pain even when death is certain and imminent? It’s a provocative question. And one that features prominently as lawmakers consider medical aid-in-dying bills in states across the nation. The pro-suffering viewpoint? Well, here’s one take from Father Thomas Petri, academic dean of the Dominican House of Studies […]

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