More states consider assisted-suicide laws since Brittany Maynard's death

February 4, 2015 10:23 PM

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A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in New York. Since Maynard's death in November, at least four states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills that would legalize the practice.

New York — Ever since Brittany Maynard chose to take a fatal dose of barbiturates – a dose prescribed by her doctor and sanctioned by the state of Oregon – the emotional debate over physician-assisted suicide and whether patients should have the right to choose the timing of their death has spread t...

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