In the week from October 19 to October 25, the new California Death with Dignity law continued generating attention, with the ballot initiative to repeal it garnering approval to collect signatures and questions arising as to implementation.
In New York a court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s assisted suicide statutes.
- “Californians gained the right to die, but the terminally ill who wanted it have to wait,” Washington Post, 10/19/2015
- “Right-To-Die Law Faces Delays, Challenges,” Capital Public Radio, 10/19/2015
- “Opponents of assisted-death law are cleared to collect signatures for referendum,” Los Angeles Times, 10/20/2015
- “How California could dramatically change assisted suicide debate,” The Christian Science Monitor, 10/23/2015
- “In right-to-die bills, personal becomes political,” Boston Globe, 10/22/2015
- “Our Opinion: Massachusetts needs a ‘death with dignity’ law,” The Berkshire Eagle, 10/24/2015
Elsewhere and Other Stories
- Colorado: “Editorial: Death with Dignity should be an option,” The Coloradoan, 10/24/2015
- Nevada: “Physician-assisted suicide gaining favor,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 10/25/2015
- “Of course I honor the position of people who say, “My life is a precious gift that I must not relinquish even when I am dying with an incurable disease.” What baffles me is the sentence “Your life is a precious gift that you must not relinquish even when you are dying with an incurable disease.” Surely this decision should be made individually by each of us, and we ought to be free to make it in accordance with our own values.” “Living With Cancer: Deciding About Dying,” New York Times – Well Blog, 10/22/2015
- New York: “Terminally ill New Yorkers lose lawsuit to overturn assisted-suicide ban,” New York Post, 10/19/2015
Image by Daniel R. Blume.
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