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The Horrifying Medical Culture into Which the Vermont Legislature Has Injected Assisted Suicide

Over its years of fighting assisted suicide, True Dignity has become acutely aware that medical care of people with disabilities is fraught with discrimination: there is a dangerous assumption, on the part of able- bodied people with power, that certain types of life are not worth living and should be brought to a quick end.  […]

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Doctors and nurses already misuse or abuse the power they have. The stakes are too high to consider expanding their power by legalizing assisted-suicide.

From the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune: ” I support House Bill 505, which clearly states that assisted suicide is not legal” http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130313/OPINION/303130037/On-our-minds-Fires-suicide-bill-breweries My husband, Dr. James E. Mungas, was a respected physician and surgeon here in Great Falls. He developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and I took care of him. His mind was clear and thought […]

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Doctors’ Beef with Physician Assisted Suicide Stems from Concern for Patients’ Welfare

The author of this letter to the Boston Globe  is a physician who deals with aging patients and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. See her biographical information at the end of the letter.  Read the letter online at http://articles.boston.com/2012-10-05/letters/34253724_1_patients-lethal-dose-lethal-medication. Doctors’ beef with Question 2 stems from fear for patients’ welfare   October 05, […]

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