3 terminally sick patients sue New York state over assisted suicide law against doctors

February 4, 2015 8:09 PM

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3 terminally sick patients sue New York state over assisted suicide law against doctors

Steve Goldenberg, Sara Myers and Eric Seiff are asking a judge to issue an order protecting their physicians from criminal prosecution if they give them ‘aid in dying.’ The trio and the doctors and organizations who joined them in the lawsuit contend a mentally competent patient opting for a peaceful death is not suicide.

That was the heartrending plea from a group of terminally ill patients who filed suit against New York state Wednesday.

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