euthanasia

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  • noun

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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California should enact a law permitting doctor-assisted suicide.
On behalf of the California chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - and as a woman with MS - I want to say emphatically that California should not legalize doctor-assisted suicide
The RSC report intimated that there was a possibility individual provinces could introduce doctor-assisted suicide, "health" being a provincial jurisdiction.
On Thursday, Kerr told the panel in Manchester he accepted there was "no place" for doctor-assisted suicide.
But Nunez said polls showed residents favor doctor-assisted suicide.
Switzerland already allows doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill, but the Federal Tribunal has now put mental illnesses on the same level as physical disability.
They mark the progression of modern therapies, highlight significant diseases, and shed light on contested issues such as immunization, alternative medicine, abortion, doctor-assisted suicide, gene therapy, and bioterrorism, among others.
Those attending the British Medical Association (BMA) conference said doctor-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia should not be made legal in the UK.
On May 12, the House of Lords will be debating further Lord Joffe's controversial Bill, 'Assisted Dying For the Terminally Ill Bill', ( Formally called the Assisted Suicide Bill) which threatens to undermine the trust patients put in doctors by legalising doctor-assisted suicide.
Oregon is an important first test of the leanings of the Roberts court: "This emotionally charged issue has simmered for years, with the Supreme Court finding that the Constitution did allow for state bans on physician-assisted suicide and did not expressly prohibit doctor-assisted suicide either.
Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the 46-country Council of Europe rejected a resolution--introduced by Swiss Radical Liberal legislator Dick Marty--that would have approved doctor-assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients.
David Prueitt, upon waking from a coma after an attempt at doctor-assisted suicide in accordance with Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Oregon is the only state with legalized doctor-assisted suicide, but other states are considering similar measures.
Legalization of doctor-assisted suicide removes the "criminal" element and fear of prosecution.
Most Canadians -- 76% -- think people have the right to doctor-assisted suicide.