Doctors in Massachusetts are speaking out against a proposal to approve physician-assisted suicide, arguing that its End of Life Options Act could force all doctors to participate in doling out lethal medication and pressure patients into suicide.
Republican lawmakers condemned the spread of physician-assisted suicides at a Wednesday press conference as more states consider legalizing the practice.
New York’s highest court unanimously upheld the state’s ban on assisted suicide, rejecting a bid from advocates to declare it a constitutional right.
The District of Columbia has begun implementing its physician-assisted suicide law in spite of a looming clash with the Republican-controlled Congress.
A bill that would have legalized assisted suicide in Nevada died in an Assembly committee as the 2017 legislative session expired.
A Las Vegas doctor says that he remembers the account described in an anti-assisted-suicide advertisement of an insurer denying life-saving treatment to a patient, while pushing doctors to move forward with a prescription of lethal drugs.
The former head of the Nevada State Medical Association is fighting legislation to legalize assisted suicide because it creates “perverse incentives” for insurance companies.