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    Georgia introduces 'right to die' bill in their state Senate

    https://www.augustachronicle.com/new...georgia-senate

    Georgians with terminal illnesses would have the option of taking medication to end their lives under a state Senate bill introduced this week.

    Under Senate Bill 291, dubbed the ?Georgia Death with Dignity Act,? patients given a prognosis of six months or less to live would qualify to request aid-in-dying medication that they could take themselves. Several requests and assessments from at least two physicians would be required before the person could receive the medication, which supporters say would reduce the risk for abuse.

    If passed, doctors or loved ones who help the terminally ill end their lives would no longer be subject to criminal prosecution. Currently, the practice is a felony under the state?s assisted-suicide law that can result in a prison sentence.

    Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the bill?s sponsor, said he sees the option as a ?humane and sensible way? to ease a dying person?s pain. He came around to the idea after hearing from a constituent last year who had terminal pancreatic cancer and wanted access to aid-in-dying medication.

    ?For people suffering, it would ease their pain and make that transition easier,? said Henson, D-Stone Mountain. ?I think it?s common sense.?

    Henson noted that the bill includes measures to prevent relatives or others with financial interests from pressuring terminally ill persons to kill themselves. A person?s attending physician would need to consult a second doctor to determine that person?s mental capacity. A written request for the drugs would also need two signatures, one of which could not be a relative, spouse, heir to an inheritance or someone with power of attorney.

    The bill is poised for pushback from religious groups. The Georgia Baptist Missionary Board passed a resolution in 2017 opposing life-ending medication. The conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition also rejects it.

    ?We have all heard real-life stories of people who have outlived their diagnosis, and we believe that every life should be given every opportunity to live,? said Adam Pipkin, the coalition?s executive director.

    A handful of other states have enacted end-of-life laws, including California, Oregon and New Jersey. Legislative pushes to change assisted-suicide laws stemmed from the case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer who moved from her home state in 2014 to a different state that allowed aid-in-dying drugs.
    These religious assholes need to butt out of other people's decisions. EVERYONE should have the right to die with dignity if they choose it. It should be a basic human right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
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    These religious assholes need to butt out of other people's decisions. EVERYONE should have the right to die with dignity if they choose it. It should be a basic human right.
    My husband "outlived his diagnosis". It was a nightmare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meshuga View Post
    My husband "outlived his diagnosis". It was a nightmare.
    Sorry to hear that.
    My grandmother was the same way, if she had the option, she would rather have went on her own terms. It was miserable not only for her, but our family as well.
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    I think this bill is a good idea.
    Right now, my grandmother wants to die, but only because her selfish asshole son stuck her in a nursing home, and took over her condo.
    My paternal side of the family are all nuts!
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