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As a physician in Oregon, I have seen the dire effect of assisted-suicide laws on patients and my profession. Since the voters of Oregon narrowly legalized physician-assisted suicide 20 years ago, there has been a profound shift in attitude toward medical care—new fear and secrecy, and...

Kelsey Harkness / August 12, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling on Tuesday that had created a right for doctors to help terminally ill patients die. Siding with the state’s attorney general, the appeals court ruled against physician-assisted suicide, and said,...

Despite passage by the House, Senate support falls one vote short. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUSTA – Maine lawmakers have defeated a bill that would have allowed doctors to provide lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients. Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill died Tuesday because the Senate and...