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The Republicans’ Scandalous Health-Care Bill

by John Gehring of Commonweal “Republican lawmakers scrambling to repeal the Affordable Care Act are working overtime to make life harder for those already living on the edge. Under the GOP’s proposed restructuring of Medicaid, people with disabilities, sick kids, those in nursing homes, and pregnant women—you know, those lazy fat cats who get all the […]

A Dutch Euthanasia Pioneer Surveys the Wreckage and Despairs

by Michael Cook of BioEdge “If there is anyone who could be called a patron saint of Dutch euthanasia, it is the psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot. In 1991 he gave one of his patients, Mrs B, a lethal dose of medication. After accompanying her until she died he reported himself to the police and was subsequently […]

The First Year of California’s Assisted Suicide: Over 500 Prescriptions

by Xavier Symons of BioEdge “Over 500 people have been prescribed life-ending drugs since physician assisted suicide was legalised in California in June last year, according to statistics released by Compassion and Choices. The pro-euthanasia lobby group is celebrating the positive reception of the laws among healthcare providers and the general public, writing in press […]