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Examiner: How to destroy nursing’s sacred covenant, with one bad decision

By Grazie Pozo Christie Proponents of assisted suicide have been so successful in decriminalizing it that, today, one in five Americans lives in a jurisdiction that allows the practice. Proponents want doctors’ and nurses’ professional associations to reject the Hippocratic oath’s command to “do no…

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NRO: When Does the Right to Die Become the Duty to Die?

By Grazie Pozo Christie Compassionately caring for the severely mentally ill is a challenge for every society. Many countries, including ours, are failing that challenge. Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe psychiatric disorders compose large proportions of the homeless and incarcerated. And the Netherlands…

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Congress can — and should — repeal DC’s assisted suicide law

By Dr.Grazie Pozo Christie   The District of Columbia recently became the seventh “suicide” jurisdiction in the country when the D.C. council passed the Death with Dignity Act in February. No one has yet to kill themselves under the law using a massive, prescribed dose of sedatives,…

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A Terminal Tug of War

By Grazie Pozo Christie An attentive world is watching, aghast, at the troubling tug-of-war over a terminally ill baby boy in a London hospital. On one side are the distraught and devoted parents who want to shoulder the cost of a treatment that reportedly has…

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What Latinos Should Know About Assisted Suicide

TCA’s Grazie Pozo Christie on What Latinos Should Know About Assisted Suicide. Too often these days, really bad ideas are sold to voters under the cover of compassion. This is certainly the case with measures like the one on the ballot in Colorado for assisted…

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Why I Oppose D.C.’s Assisted-Suicide Bill

When I learned last year that the District’s city government was considering an assisted-suicide bill called the “Death With Dignity Act,” I was appalled. As a young mother, the thought of raising my children in an environment of state-approved suicide was terrifying. The suicide rate…

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Statement on CO committee passes bill to legalize assisted suicide

It’s heartbreaking to see my home state moving forward on doctor-prescribed suicide. The other states that have take the dangerous gamble to make it legal show a clear pattern of rises in general suicide and poor and disabled people left in the dust, abandoned by…

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Assisted suicide and what it means to be truly merciful

The Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis, which begins Dec. 8, comes at a time when the meaning of “mercy” in America is being twisted to mean something profoundly to the contrary. Specifically, there are some who are working hard to apply the…

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Assisted Suicide Means The End Of Medicine

My medical training took place in the public hospital of downtown Miami, in the early 1990s. Our city at that time was a drug trafficking hotbed, and our trauma center was a coveted place for army surgeons to rotate, since it gave them invaluable experience…

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Assisted suicide debate: Our laws should protect the most vulnerable among us

Our family spent days at the bedside of my beloved mother-in-law as she lay dying at Johns Hopkins hospital. She had been diagnosed with advanced bone marrow cancer four years earlier, and now her doctors told us her death was certainly imminent. She was unconscious…

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