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A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada, and published today in the journal Bioethics, claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal and a national level insufficient plans and policies are made for the end of life.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly in Seattle on June 16. The statement, To Live Each Day with Dignity, passed with a vote of 191-1.
Jack Kevorkian, who helped over 100 people commit suicide, died early on Friday at the age of 83.
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle.
Attitudes toward end-of-life care for cancer patients vary, but most patients, family members, oncologists and members of the public are receptive to withdrawing futile life-sustaining treatments in people who are dying.
SACRAMENTO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Californians Against Assisted Suicide.
ALBANY, N.Y., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School Professor Alicia Ouellette's latest book, Bioethics and Disability: Toward a Disability-Conscious Bioethics, takes on the tension between disability rights scholars and bioethicists.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.