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Pressure to Die: A Case Study of Abuse of Act 39

Eighteen months ago True Dignity ran the following story about an elderly Medicaid patient who felt pressured to request assisted suicide by caregivers in the facility where she was admitted for recovery from a fall.  The patient did not have a terminal diagnosis.  Beth Neill, the patient’s daughter, who reported the abuse to True Dignity, […]

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Outgoing VT Governor Peter Shumlin’s Father’s Death Was an Assisted Suicide

Peter Shumlin, the outgoing governor of Vermont, fought hard to legalize assisted suicide in the state; so it was no surprise when he listed it among other “accomplishments” in his farewell speech this week.  A big surprise, however, came when the governor revealed that his own father died from assisted suicide.  See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRBvYw3n_GA, beginning at minute […]

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ACTION ALERT:Tell DC City Council Members to Vote NO on Assisted Suicide 11/15/16

The DC City Council is holding a second and final vote tomorrow on the assisted suicide bill that recently passed in its first vote.  Those opposing this dangerous law, which will surely result in premature deaths without consent and which will influence legislators in other states, are asking people from all over the country to […]

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Health Care Professionals in Vermont Push Back Against Assisted Suicide

From a media release issued yesterday by the Alliance Defending Freedom: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit in federal court in Burlington Tuesday against officials in the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Office of Professional Regulation on behalf of health care professionals who wish to abide by their oath to “do no harm.” […]

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Action Alert: Wherever You Live, Call or Email the Members of the NY Assembly Codes Committee, Asking Them to Kill A.10059

Today, with very little notice, no public testimony, no public expert testimony, and almost no discussion in committee, the New York Assembly’s Health Committee voted 14-11 to report out an assisted suicide bill, A.10059, euphemistically entitled “Medical Aid in Dying Act”. The bill was sent on the the Assembly’s Codes Committee. Please email every member […]

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Military Veteran Groups Threatened by Assisted Suicide Study Proposals in NH

Rep. Al Baldasaro of the New Hampshire Legislature on May 11 gave an impassioned speech against a proposed “study committee” to look at “end of life choices.”  Speaking on behalf of Veterans’ PTSD/TBI Commission, he cited the fact that New Hampshire is facing an epidemic of suicides among Veterans, and said, “What message are you […]

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Two New Videos about Belgium’s Experience Show That So-Called Safeguards in Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Laws Are Only Illusions

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