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Articles & Op-Eds

Articles & Op-Eds

(CatholicPhilly.com, July 8, 2015)

"Three states have laws permitting physician-assisted suicide: Oregon and Washington, where it passed by voter initiatives, and Vermont, where the Legislature approved it. In 2015, assisted suicide bills were defeated in states including Connecticut, Maryland, Colorado, Maine, Delaware and Nevada. Similar legislation is currently stalled in New York and New Jersey."

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(Albany Times Union, July 7, 2015)

"I appeal to our state legislators to reject legislation that promotes suicide for those considered as unuseful or a burden to society. Instead, we should be investing in the training of doctors and nurses to provide palliative care, and increasing funding for hospice care, which helps terminally ill individuals conclude their earthly journey in an environment of compassion and love, free of pain and comforted by the support of their families and a caring staff. It is here where we see true death with dignity." - The Most Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

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(The Daily Signal, July 5, 2015)

"[As] legislators consider a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to get prescriptions to end their lives, disability rights advocates are speaking up in opposition. They worry that if it becomes law, depression and incorrect prognoses may lead people with serious disabilities to end their lives prematurely. The bill poses 'considerable dangers' to people with new disabilities who may have suicidal thoughts, said Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst at Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund. 'It would almost be too easy to make an irrevocable choice,' she said. 'It could lead to people giving up on treatment and losing good years of their lives.'"

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(State of Politics, July 7, 2015)

"A technical glitch has emerged in the formation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Party that could open the newfound political organization to legal challenges if it seeks to operate in next year’s elections."

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(Capital New York, June 30, 2015)

"[Under] the radar this year, as lawmakers tussled over issues like rent regulations, mayoral control of city schools and the ouster of the legislative leaders of both houses, all but one of the Women’s Equality Act bills quietly passed the Legislature... But after Democrats failed to retake the State Senate last year, and after the 2014 election season was over, with Cuomo victorious, the governor and his lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul both declared the abortion plank of the act officially dormant, if not dead. That paved the way for the other legislation to be un-linked, and eased the other bills' passage."

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