Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:59

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office.Oregon was the first state to legalize such assistance, in ...

Maine legislators OK assisted suicide; bill goes to governor

U.S. 06/04/19, 12:33

The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state's tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has not indicated whether she will let it become law. Her office said ...

New Jersey enacts law on assisted suicide for terminally ill

Health 04/12/19, 14:33

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.New Jersey will join six other states and the District of Columbia that have similar laws once it goes into effect in August.Murphy, a Democrat, signed ...

Spain: Judge releases man in suspected assisted suicide case

Europe 04/05/19, 11:18

A Madrid court has released a 70-year-old man who admitted to helping his 61-year-old wife end her life, a case that has reignited a debate about assisted suicide in Spain, where it remains illegal.Angel Hernandez said his wife, Maria Jose Carrasco, was diagnosed 30 years ago with multiple sclerosis and ...

Nevada revisits legalizing physician-assisted suicide

Health 02/25/19, 20:23

Nevada lawmakers are once again considering legislation to allow terminal patients to kill themselves with medication prescribed by a doctor.Republican lawmakers raised questions over patient safeguards and patient competency and coercion, among other specifics in the Democrat-backed legislation. The measure heard in a Senate committee on Monday would make Nevada ...

California court reverses ruling against assisted suicide

U.S. 11/28/18, 16:27

A California appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional.A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeals in the city of Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case did not show they were harmed because they could choose not ...

Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules

Health 11/13/18, 21:56

A Hawaii retirement home said Tuesday residents in its independent living wing may take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.But Kahala Nui told residents in a memorandum this week that those in its assisted living and nursing center may not do so.Kahala Nui CEO ...

ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

U.S. 11/01/18, 23:47

The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director of the Kahala Nui home after ...

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