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Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial: Vote "No" On More Suicide (September 26, 2016)

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Jack Kevorkian

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  • People With Disabilities Are a High Risk Group for Suicide; Legal Assisted Suicide Discussed as a Contributing Factor (2015)
  • State of Connecticut Suicide Prevention Plan 2020 (2015)
  • Letter: Assisted Suicide Not the Right Road (2015)
  • Connecticut "Three-Peat": Assisted-Suicide Bid Shut Down (2015)
  • Connecticut Defeats Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide for the Third Year in a Row (2015)
  • Connecticut Defeats Legislation to Make it 4th State to Legalize Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • Nuns Provide Death With Dignity, But It's Not Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • Middletown: Don’t Legalize Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • Connecticut's Division of Criminal Justice Testimony on Problems With Falsification of Death Certificates (2015)
  • Op-Ed: Physician-Assisted Suicide Is Not a Choice Issue by Lisa Blumberg (2015)
  • Doctor-Assisted Suicide Not About the Patient (2015)
  • Dying Need Compassion, Not Assisted Suicide (2015)
  • The End-of-Life Debate (2015)

    “Let us honor Connecticut’s progressive tradition against discrimination by ensuring equal access to noncoercive suicide prevention services for old, ill, and disabled people, rather than offering suicide assistance.” . . . disability community activist Stephen Mendelsohn (2015).

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  • Not Dead Yet Activists Protest "Me Before You" Film in Philadelphia (2016)
  • Physician-Assisted Suicide Wrong, Dangerous for Society by cardiologist Andrew D. Sumner (2015)
  • Attempts to Legalize Assisted Suicide
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  • "Look at Dr. Kevorkian, he's an unemployed pathologist He knows nothing about patient care." ... Robin Bernhoft, MD.

    "Here I think about people with psychiatric histories, people with dementia, people who are subject to coercion. These people will be impacted " . . . Video: Disabilities rights activist John Kelly speaking about Massachusetts' proposed assisted suicide law.

    "How are they supposed to know what clinical depression or any other mental illness looks like when specialists say it takes more than one 1-hour session to diagnose?" ... ... from a terminally ill patient.website.

    On January 12, 2003, at its annual conference in San Diego, California, the Hemlock Society featured Dr. Philip Nitschke who described his new suicide machine. The machine, funded by Hemlock, generates carbon monoxide and can cause death within thirty minutes to an hour. It's a matter of interest that, in 1998, the California legislature passed a law that prohibits the use of carbon monoxide to kill animals ... ... from the Patients Rights Councilwebsite.

    "Can you imagine the negative message we would be sending to our struggling youth? Do we want to ask doctors to have to dispense life-ending medications, breaking their age-old role and oath as trusted healers? Can you picture how much health insurance companies would save by this measure, lining their own pockets? After 20 years, a time-tested experiment in the Netherlands, approximately one quarter of those people who receive physician assisted suicide never asked for it. They did not ask for death, yet received it! That is end of life choice?" ... ... From a letter to the editor of the Burlington Free Press, March 23, 2007.