Tag: aid-in-dying

Evangelicals host Albany lobby day
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Evangelicals host Albany lobby day

Coalition unveils legislative agenda which includes fighting GENDA and aid-in-dying bills Jason and David Benham are keynote speakers, telling their audience, “It’s about getting to the hearts of legislators” The state’s largest organization of evangelical Christians is fighting a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill New Yorkers, […]

Sponsor says religious support is ‘next step’ for passing aid-in-dying bill
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Sponsor says religious support is ‘next step’ for passing aid-in-dying bill

Aid in Dying legislation received momentous support from religious leaders of various denominations Monday, urging passage of the proposal, which 67 percent of Americans support, according to a survey by Life Way research. The bill, (A.2383/S.3151) proposed in January by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, and Senator Diane Savino, D-Staten Island, […]

Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears
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Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears

Revised bill contains new assurances that only mentally competent patients could request life-ending drug   Four state lawmakers on Monday announced they are re-introducing a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide for mentally competent, terminally ill patients in New York state. Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island; Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale; […]