euthanasia

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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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We have an advocate in San Diego who worked to bring death with dignity to California and it's very difficult for him to realize he won't be able to take advantage of the law, that his terminal illness will take him before the law starts," Sandeen said.
If this method is appropriate and permissible for totally innocent elderly persons simply seeking death with dignity, it should be good enough for condemned murderers," Banzhaf argues.
Death with dignity laws that have passed in Montana, Oregon, Washington and Vermont allow people to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose.
The post notes, "Robb asserts that medical providers in Washington State, even those opposed to the option of Death with Dignity, have a professional, ethical duty to provide either basic information about Death with Dignity to their terminal patients who make inquiries about the option or refer them to someone who will.
The Massachusetts referendum is practically identical to the Washington statute, which itself was based on the Oregon law, according to Stephen Crawford, the communications director for The Massachusetts Death with Dignity Coalition.
There is a debate about to take place in House of Lords about so-called death with dignity.
Hawaii, like other states, has wrestled for years with the frustrating issue of the assisted suicide, death with dignity controversy," says Representative Cindy Evans.
Attorney General John Ashcroft can still ask the Supreme Court to hear his claim that the Death With Dignity Act violates the Controlled Substance Act of 1970.
Catholicism has always offered many ways to meet death with dignity, giving meaning to its chaos and dissolution.
The professional landscape of medicine changed irrevocably on 4 November 1997 when Oregon voters decided by a 60 percent to 40 percent margin to oppose repeal of the state's Death with Dignity Act.
The national survey was conducted by HCD Research during October 6-9, in response to the Supreme Court proceedings that are challenging the state of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Washington became the second state to adopt a death with dignity law, followed by Colorado, Vermont and the District of Columbia.
Lee, a lawyer, former emergency room and intensive care nurse, and physician assistant, co-authored the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
Knowing that the progression of the disease would cause untold pain and suffering to herself and to her loved ones witnessing it, Maynard and her husband made the decision to move to Oregon to take advantage of its Death with Dignity Act.
com explaining how Oregon's death with dignity program helps terminally ill patients end their lives simply and painlessly by providing prescriptions for Seconal pills which the patient takes himself.