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/ September 21, 2017

Disappointing News from American College of Physicians

On September 19, the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents reaffirmed the organization’s longstanding opposition to “assisted suicide,” despite the fact that medical aid in dying has been practiced by hundreds of physicians in six states for more than 30 cumulative years. Read the Paper. In contrast to the ACP, a growing number […]

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/ September 21, 2017

Medical Aid-in-Dying Supporters Highlight Protections for Vulnerable Populations in End of Life Options Act

In response to a legislative briefing held today at noon by opponents of the End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225), bill supporters highlighted the safeguards in the legislation designed to protect vulnerable populations. The Joint Public Health Committee will hold a hearing on the legislation this Tuesday, September 26. The bill would authorize medical aid […]

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/ September 14, 2017

Advocates Slam House for Passing Spending Bill with Rider to Repeal D.C. Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

(Washington, D.C. – Sept. 14, 2017) Supporters of D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act criticized the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing the 2018 D.C. Appropriations bill with a rider to repeal the District’s medical-aid-in-dying law. Similar to laws in six states, the D.C. Death with Dignity Act gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with […]

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