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By Alexei Koseff The Sacramento Bee With votes lining up against the measure, California’s controversial assisted death bill was pulled from the Assembly Health Committee schedule Tuesday for the second time in two weeks and appears done for the year. Senate Bill 128, which would allow doctors to...

by Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News June 28, 2015 When he was 19, Anthony Orefice hit a telephone pole on his motorcycle going 100 miles per hour. Doctors told his family he wouldn't survive. He did, but the accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, unable...

by Wesley J. Smith 6 . 26 . 15 A few years ago, I spoke about end-of-life care at a town-hall event; it quickly devolved into an intense debate on assisted suicide. When the time came for audience questions, a self-described “mentally ill” woman took the microphone...

Stephanie Packer, a mom fighting a terminal lung disease, explains why she opposes California's Senate Bill 128 June 24, 2015 7:30PM ET by Stephanie Packer - Posted by Al Jazeera America In the past year, lawmakers in two dozen states have put controversial end-of-life bills up for debate....

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the Senate and...

A George Soros-backed effort in California has stalled, the latest sign of weak backing for the deadly practice. Published by - The Wall Street Journal By AARON KHERIATY May 22, 2015 In the past 20 years, more than 100 campaigns to legalize assisted suicide have been introduced in various states....

Massachusetts Medical Society-This prominent association of Massachusetts Doctors has repeatedly and articulately opposed all forms of Doctor-Prescribed Suicide. American Medical Association-The best known medical professional’s association in America has released statements indicating that Doctor-Prescribed Suicide is “fundamentally incompatible with physician’s role.” American College of Medical Quality-Statements made...

As of today, only Oregon, Vermont and Washington have legalized doctor-assisted suicide. If state Rep. Louis Kafka of Stoughton has his way, Massachusetts will become the fourth. A bill Kafka has filed in the state Legislature would give a terminally ill patient the right to ask...