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Category: Death with Dignity Act
September 7, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Death with dignity in Catholic-run medical facilities

Beliefs of few shouldn’t govern treatment of many Thanks to Dr. Tom Preston for clarifying some implications of the impending Catholic takeover of half of the hospitals and major medical systems in Washington state, a state which is less than 12 percent Catholic. [“Guest column: Defend death with dignity in Catholic-run medical facilities,” Opinion, Sept….

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August 14, 2009 at 4:57 PM

Health-care reform: the “death-squad” debate continues

End of life — diversions, deceptions, lies Has our political system become a game show? Are our congressmen and women and our senators no longer seeking the best possible outcomes for their constituents? Has it become a winner-takes-all “reality” TV show? What the heck has happened to the American system of government? The recent debate on the…

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March 6, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Death with Dignity Act

The law is the law After reading Seattle resident Tim Carney’s letter to the editor, “What medicine has become: doctors destroying human life” [Northwest Voices, March 4], I want to respond. Mr. Carney, the law is the law. Washington state voters made their decision in a fair election. They believe one way and you believe another. I have…

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March 4, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Death with Dignity Act

What medicine has become: doctors destroying human life As the Death with Dignity Act is about to be enforced, I can only worry about its consequences. Right now health-care systems can opt out if they don’t believe this is appropriate care for their patients. But, if the Freedom of Choice Act gets passed, which deals with abortion…

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