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Week 10/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

March 13, 2017

In the week from March 6 to March 12, 2017: The Hawaii State Senate passed SB 1129, a Death with Dignity bill, 22 to 3. The bill now heads to the Hawaii State House for consideration in committees. Alabama…

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Week 9/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

March 6, 2017

In the week from February 27 to March 5, 2017: The Hawaii State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor approved SB 1129 on a unanimous 4 to 0 vote. The bill now heads to the full Senate. A bill in…

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Week 8/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

February 27, 2017

In the week from February 20 to February 26, 2017: A bill was introduced in the Montana State legislature that would remove protection for physicians from homicide charges if they prescribed medications to requesting terminally ill patients to end their…

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Week 7/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

February 21, 2017

In the week from February 13 to February 19, 2017: The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed House Joint Resolution 27 disapproving of the D.C. Death with Dignity Act, on a 22 to 14 vote. However,…

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Week 6/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

February 13, 2017

In the week from February 6 to February 12, 2017: An assisted dying bill was tabled in a Utah House Committee. Washington, D.C. prepared for today’s markup of the US House resolution to block the new Death with Dignity law.

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Week 5/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

February 6, 2017

In the week from January 30 to February 5, 2017: The President nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court; Judge Gorsuch is the author of a book arguing against “assisted suicide” titled, The Future of…

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Week 4/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

January 30, 2017

In the week from January 23 to January 29, 2017: Assisted dying bills were introduced in the New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania state legislatures. The Hawaii Medical Association changed its position on aid-in-dying legislation from opposed to neutral. California…

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Week 3/2017 in the Death with Dignity Movement

January 23, 2017

In the week from January 17 to January 22, 2017: Assisted dying bills were introduced in the Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, and New Mexico state legislatures. Colorado “Colorado’s aid-in-dying law in disarray as big…

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