Maryland rejected assisted suicide when a bill that passed the House of Delegates later stalled in the state Senate. Senate Bill 311, dubbed the End of Life Options Act, died in the state Senate Wednesday with a tie vote of 23-23. The House of Delegates passed the measure, 74-66, following a heated debate.The legislation had already failed several times before in the state’s General Assembly. When the bill moved on to the state Senate, a committee added many requirements for terminally ill patients to obtain the lethal drugs required to commit suicide. The measure that passed the House of Delegates would have allowed terminally ill individuals who have been told they have less than six months to live to request the lethal drugs. A coalition called Maryland Against Physician Assisted Suicide celebrated the defeat of the bill on Twitter: “This is a great victory for everyone who fought so hard to educate Maryland legislators about why physician-assisted suicide is … [Read more...] about Maryland Assisted Suicide Bill Dies
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PORTLAND, Maine — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills wants to expand access to abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform procedures in Maine. Mills said Thursday her bill would expand access to abortions, particularly for women in rural areas. Democrats won the Legislature in November and promised to expand women's health access. Current state law prevents advanced practice clinicians such as physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses from providing abortion care. Mills said such limitations lack medical justification and leave Maine with three publicly accessible health centers providing in-clinic abortions. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the ACLU of Maine are challenging those restrictions in ongoing federal litigation and praised Mills' bill. Republican Rep. Beth O'Connor called Mills' legislation and another bill to allow Medicaid-funded abortions "extremist." … [Read more...] about Maine bill pitches abortions by nurses, physician assistants
Feb 24, 7:50 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Arthur Villasanta 02/24/19 AT 7:47 PM The stiffening competition between Alexa and Google Assistant (the voice assistants embedded in the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart-speakers, respectively) has given rise to a new multi-billion dollar market that will only keep on growing.Despite the influx of other voice assistants, Alexa and Google Assistant are expected to dominate this new industry, said Juniper Research.A new Juniper Research report estimates there will be 8 billion devices with integrated voice assistants by 2023 compared to 2.5 billion at the end of 2018. This boom has led to a mammoth $80 billion "voice commerce" market, said the report.The voice commerce market consists of three segments: smart-TV, smart-speaker and wearable-tech, said Juniper.Juniper said this new “voice commerce market” will consist of sales made through voice … [Read more...] about Alexa vs Google Assistant: Who Dominates The Voice Commerce Market?
Nov 26, 6:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Juliana Rose Pignataro @julie_pignataro 10/13/16 AT 4:24 PM Health and justice ministers in the Netherlands asked lawmakers Wednesday to consider allowing assisted suicide for healthy people. Both euthanasia and assisted suicide are already legal in the country but only for those who are terminally ill.The request asks to allow assisted suicide for elderly people who feel their lives are complete but are otherwise physically healthy. Ministers who made the request said that people “who have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete must, under strict and careful criteria, be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for that them,” they wrote in the Wednesday letter.Assisted suicide and euthanasia refer to two different things. Assisted suicide describes a suicide aided by a doctor but committed by a patient, such as … [Read more...] about What Is Euthanasia? Dutch Debate Assisted Suicide Law For Healthy People
HTV National Desk Published 9:04 am PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a physician and expert in obesity medicine, told CNN she was on a flight from Indianapolis to Boston on Tuesday when a woman sitting next to her started shaking and hyperventilating. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, a physician and expert in obesity medicine, told CNN she was on a flight from Indianapolis to Boston on Tuesday when a woman sitting next to her started shaking and hyperventilating. Photo: Fatima Cody Stanford Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. Click through the slideshow to see the racial incidents that have made national headlines recently. Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images San Jose State University student Esra Altun, 19, said a man yanked her by her hijab, causing it to … [Read more...] about Doctor says airline workers didn’t believe she was a physician when she tried to help passenger