Showing posts with label Euthanasia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Euthanasia. Show all posts

Friday, January 20, 2023

Euthanasia Bill Fails

Senator John Edwards, D-Roanake, broke with party lines in a Democrat-controlled panel by voting against Senate Bill 390. 

Per his vote, the bill was defeated in a Senate subcommittee with a 5-4 vote.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Bill Continued Forward to Next Session

Neptune, Virginia Beach
On January 16, 2020, HB 1649 was introduced in the Virginia Legislature and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.

On February 7, 2020, on a voice vote it was continued forward to the next session in 2021. This was at the request of the bill's sponsor, essentially kicking the can down the road.

This is good news.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Patient-Directed Suicide Has Morphed into Family-Determined Suicide

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Recently the effort to legalize physician-assisted suicide has ramped up in Virginia. For 2,500 years, medicine has claimed the role of healer, but this dangerous public policy would change that by requiring a doctor’s participation in a patient’s demise .

Patients should never be conflicted about which role their physician plays.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Legislative Panel Punts on Assisted Suicide-Euthanasia Proposal

Del. Scott Garrett, MD
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A group of lawmakers shot down proposals to allow medical-aid-in-dying, also known as physician-assisted suicide [and euthanasia], in Virginia on Wednesday in a review of a series of legislative recommendations on health care.
Del. Kaye Kory, D-Fairfax, requested that the Joint Commission on Health Care study the medical-aid-in-dying debate, in which a patient with less than six months to live obtains lethal drugs through a physician to end his or her life.