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Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Fails in Connecticut

Aid-In-Dying Bill Fails To Get A Vote By Legislative Committee Aid-In-Dying Tim Appleton, Connecticut campaign manager for Compassion and Choices, spoke in favor of aid-in-dying legislation at the Capitol on March 16. (Michael McAndrews) By Daniela Altimari contact the reporter Laws and Legislation Connecticut General Assembly Aid-in-dying bill fails to come to a vote in the legislature’s Judiciary Committee HARTFORD — For the third time … Continue reading

Maryland Lawmakers pull the plug on Physician Assisted Suicide bill

  Death with dignity’ bill extinguished without a vote By Erin Cox The Baltimore Sun contact the reporter Maryland General Assembly Lawmakers pull plug on ‘death with dignity’ bill without a vote. Right-to-die legislation that sparked emotional debate in Annapolis will not be voted on this year. Maryland leaders delay any action on right-to-die bills until next year. Hope ended Wednesday for those who wanted … Continue reading

Update: S866/A2648, Gestational Carrier bill released from Committee on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Action Needed.

On Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Assembly Human Services (see list below) released Bill S866/A2648 from Committee. NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy testified against the bill, as did Harold Cassidy, Esq., who is the former member of the NJ Bioethics Commission and Chief Counsel for the Mother in the Baby M Case. Also testifying against the bill was Angelia Gail Robinson, a Gestational Surrogacy mother … Continue reading

NJ Woman with Glioblastoma given 2 mos to live has survived for 9 yrs and seen 5 grandchildren born

Woman with brain cancer who was given just two months to live has survived for NINE years and seen five grandchildren born after being given experimental vaccine Sandra Hillburn, 68, was diagnosed with terminal glioblastoma in April 2006  She was offered to be in a experimental 12-patient study at Duke University  Researchers gave a tetanus shot The patients were treated with a combination of surgery, … Continue reading

Colorado Rejects Physician Assisted Suicide: Time for NJ to do the same

Colorado Rejects Right-to-Die Legislation DENVER — Feb 7, 2015, 12:03 AM ET By IVAN MORENO Associated Press Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposal to give dying patients the option to seek doctors’ help ending their lives, concluding a long day of emotional testimony from more than 100 people. For one lawmaker who voted no, the issue was personal. Tearfully telling her colleagues she was a cancer … Continue reading

Wyoming Adds its Voice to Says No to Physician Assisted Suicide Legislation

Committee tables Wyoming ‘Death with Dignity’ bill, recommends interim study   January 29, 2015 6:00 am  • By ZACH SPADT Northern Wyoming Daily News Rep. Dan Zwonitzer CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee unanimously voted to table legislation which would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients. The committee also recommended that an interim committee research the … Continue reading

See How your State Senator Voted on S866, Gestational Carrier Bill

Two Republicans, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) andSenator Sam Thompson (R-12) voted with 19 Democrats to get to the 21 votes to pass this bill. See vote tally for 3rd Final Passage below on this page to see how your Senator voted.   S866 Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements. Human Services   Identical Bill Number: A2648 Last Session Bill Number: S1599   (1R) A2646 (1R) Vitale, … Continue reading

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