Posts tagged "assisted suicide"

The Conscience Clause:
It’s Not Just About 750,000 Hospital Employees

There's much more at stake in the discussion about conscience clauses than who gets the bill for the pill. By Ann Neumann On January 20th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that contraception would be covered free-of-charge in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Obama administration's stifled, delayed-release attempt at reforming health...

The Bishops, Proving Me Right

I shouldn't take any credit for predicting the actions of the most predictable institution on the globe, but I'll take it anyway.  I made the case at The Nation last week that the USCCB's recent statement on aid in dying would lead to broader crack-downs on end of life rights, privacy, and awareness....

Antichoice at the End of Life

by Ann Neumann Reposted from The Nation. Last week a regulation to provide Medicare coverage for advance care planning counseling—that is, offer reimbursement to doctors for time spent talking to patients about end-of-life care—was abandoned… for the second time. Section 1233 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) died a first death in the...

I Think I Know Jack.

by Paul Creeden: Dr. Jack Kevorkian is the subject of You Don't Know Jack, an HBO film, which premiered on the cable network in April. Al Pacino plays “Dr. Death,” as Kevorkian was dubbed in 1956 after he performed, in his role as a pathologist, a photographic survey of the pupils of dying patients. Kevorkian...