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Synonyms for euthanasia

mercy killing

Synonyms for euthanasia

the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

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In February, two assembly members introduced the Compassionate Choice Act, AB 654, a law modeled after the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, which would allow physicians to assist terminally ill patients in ending their lives in a humane and dignified manner.
I understand the concept of death with dignity now.
th] birthday C Compassion & Choices launched a national initiative for expanded access to death with dignity with a "call to action" video narrated by Brittany on Oct.
As with the bitter battles over abortion language, the moral and political implications of the Death With Dignity Act have opponents fighting for descriptions they hope will encourage or deter support for the law.
In her honor, legislators in California and at least 11 other states have pledged to introduce bills that authorize death with dignity.
Now, the state's Web pages, and subsequent annual reports will refer only to the Death with Dignity Act, leaving it to others to fight over what the practice should be called.
An attempt to nullify the Death with Dignity Act in Oregon--the only state in the United States where physician aid in dying is legal--appears to be on the fast track in Congress after gaining the endorsements of the American Medical Association and the National Hospice Organization.
Today's vote reflects our first victory in the memory and spirit of Brittany Maynard," said Barbara Coombs Lee, President of Compassion & Choices, which advocated for the bill that is modeled after the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
Five years after supporting a bill that would have blocked Oregon's Death With Dignity Act, Sen.
Mason, an Oregon resident, told lawmakers he suffers from terminal lung cancer and has begun the process of using that state's Death with Dignity Act of 1997.
The justices could have easily set the cause of death with dignity back thirty years by seizing the opportunity to create a federal ban on physician-assisted suicide.
WHAT: A nurse whose unjust prosecution was featured on 60 Minutes last month will lead a discussion at Hamline University about the risk for dying patients and family caregivers who live in the 45 states that don't authorize death with dignity for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.
Passions run high on both sides of the debate over physician-assisted suicide, but even those who bitterly oppose Oregon's pioneering Death with Dignity law stand to benefit from its enactment.
Amenabar is clearly not interested in debating the finer moral points of the death with dignity issue.
Another argument offered is that the issue of death with dignity doesn't belong in the courts at all and shouldn't have been taken there by the Quinlans back in 1975.