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2011-06-16 15:24:00

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.

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2011-06-03 13:43:55

Jack Kevorkian, who helped over 100 people commit suicide, died early on Friday at the age of 83.

2011-06-01 11:58:00

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.

2011-05-31 13:01:56

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.

2011-05-26 18:35:00

SACRAMENTO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Californians Against Assisted Suicide.

2011-05-18 08:31:00

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.

2011-03-10 14:01:09

A review of research carried out over 20 years suggests that UK doctors appear to consistently oppose euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS).

2011-02-24 20:48:26

Most "locked-in syndrome" patients say they are happy, and many of the factors reported by those who say they are unhappy can be improved, suggest the results of the largest survey of its kind.

2011-01-25 05:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris/BBC World News America poll finds that large majorities of Americans now favor physician assisted suicide and euthanasia for terminally ill patients in great pain who wish to end their lives.

2010-10-01 14:51:20

In a review article published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings,(http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) Mayo Clinic physicians differentiate the ethical and legal permissibility of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatments and accepted comfort measures, specifically palliative sedation, from that of physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia.