Today’s Topics: Sep 17, 2020

  1. MAID Dispute Divides Couple Married for 48 Years
    (Right To Die news list – FEN)
  2. MN Clergy Write in Support of MAID (Right To Die news list – FEN)
  3. CA MAID Physicians Develop Protocols
      (Right To Die news list – FEN)

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N.S. woman trying to stop husband from medically assisted death denied stay motion CBC News By Taryn Grant, Sept. 4, 2020

In this dispute, the husband, suffering from COPD, is seeking MAID.

His wife argues that proper procedures are not in place regarding MAID applications. The appeals court judge asserted that the case presents no exceptional circumstances warranting a stay.

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In Response: ‘Medical aid in dying’ a show of compassion Duluth News Tribune By The Rev. Edward Holland and the Rev. Harlan Limpert, Sept. 4, 2020

Compassion means more than suffering with others…it requires alleviating the suffering of others. The authors, both members of the clergy, assert that it is the dying person who may consider spiritual matters for themselves. It is not up to others to impose their views.

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How California doctors are fixing how we die The Mercury News By Lisa M. Krieger, Sept. 7, 2020

In states where MAID is legal, the public assumption is that those deaths are peaceful and speedy. However, the dying trajectory can be impacted by many factors – the strength or weakness of the patient’s heart; a history of drug use; the ability of the intestinal tract to absorb medications. The American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying is working to develop more effective protocols.

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