Virginia legislative panel rejects assisted suicide.
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionAn article published November 8 in the Virginia Mercury by Katie O’Connor, informs us that a Virginia legislative committee rejected a legislative proposal to legalize assisted suicide. The article reported:Del. Kaye Kory, D-Fairfax, requested that the Joint Commission on Health Care study the medical-aid-in-dying debate, in which a patient with less than six months to live obtains lethal drugs through a physician to end his or her life. The commission’s staff developed several options, including a few related to adding a new end-of-life decision-making tool to Virginia’s code, called the “Physicians Orders for Scope of Treatment,” or