doctor-assisted suicide


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doctor-assisted suicide

noun active euthanaaia, euthanasia, medically assisted suicide, mercy killing, physician-assisted suicide
Associated concepts: passive euthanasia
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1) During the time this study was conducted, doctor-assisted suicide was at the forefront of news programs, newspapers, and public discussion in Michigan, where the study was conducted.
By religion or faith, 80 per cent of Christians were found supportive of doctor-assisted suicide.
She was particularly upset because the letter of denial said that doctor-assisted suicide would be covered.
Seventy-one percent of Catholics said they support a doctor ending a patient's life by painless means, and 62 percent said they support doctor-assisted suicide.
Bloc Quebecois MP Francine Lalonde's controversial private member's bill, C-407, to legalize doctor-assisted suicide, was reintroduced into the House of Commons on October 31, 2005.
Today, there is much talk about doctor-assisted suicide.
Doctor-assisted suicide has also been legal in the US state of Oregon since 1997.
In Oregon, where I live, the issue of doctor-assisted suicide continues to be a heated topic of political debate.
It struck down New York's law against doctor-assisted suicide on the theory that it unfairly discriminates among dying persons.
The line between doctor-assisted suicide and physician-administered voluntary euthanasia is a fine one that is often blurred.
The court in the Stransham-Ford case followed a recent Canadian Supreme Court decsion [9] that granted a similar application for doctor-assisted suicide.