Top New York court rules against physician-assisted suicide

by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 7 September 2017

The New York court upheld the clear and fundamental distinction between killing and letting die. The withdrawal of treatment does not cause death, but rather it does not delay natural death from occurring whereas assisted suicide directly and intentionally causes death.

The court then stated that there is no right to assisted suicide and they recognized that the State has a legitimate interest in prohibiting assisted suicide.

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You can find the full court decision here.