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.