Examples of assisted suicide in a Sentence
a doctor who has been involved in several assisted suicides
an opponent of assisted suicide
Recent Examples of assisted suicide from the Web
This was the state, after all, that pioneered medically assisted suicide in America when its Death with Dignity Act took effect in 1997.
These statutes — which every president is obligated to enforce — protect health-care workers from being forced to assist or participate in abortions, sterilization, or assisted suicide.
Renzo Pegoraro, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life, which champions the church’s bioethical teachings, including opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Legislation being pushed throughout the country promotes assisted suicide for cases like mine.
Megan Shaffer, of Carpendale, West Virginia, was charged on Thursday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisted suicide in the death of her 24-year-old boyfriend Alexander Stevens, court records show.
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ASSISTED SUICIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assisted suicide for English Language Learners
: suicide with help from another person (such as a doctor) to end suffering from severe physical illness
medical Definition of assisted suicide
- Surveys also show assisted suicides are taking place covertly, often without a doctor's help.
- —Mark O'Keefe, The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 5 Oct. 1997
- Six of the 15 patients who chose assisted suicide in the act's first year had to ask more than one doctor before finding a physician who would write a lethal prescription.
- —Barry Siegel, The Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 1999
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