‘End-of-Life’ Conscience Protections

April 3, 2017 by  

Opponents of SB 1439 apparently don’t like current protections in law protecting physicians’ right not to participate in a treatment intentionally ending the life of a patient a.k.a. assisted suicide, certain advanced directives or administering a death row lethal injection.  So when SB 1439 was proposed making sure physicians’ conscience protections have a means of enforcement against discrimination when their rights are exercised, all kinds of myths were spread.  Read my editorial, Myths, misunderstanding about end-of-life legislation.  Thankfully, Governor Ducey understood the need for the bill and signed it into law.

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