Assisted-suicide bills faring poorly so far in 2017

 
Bills that would legalize assisted suicide have failed to advance in eight of 24 states considering them this year, with pro-life victories in Hawaii and New Mexico drawing media focus. No state has passed assisted-suicide legislation thus far in 2017 after 2016 saw Colorado and the District of Columbia legalize the practice and California enact a bill passed the previous year. Assisted-suicide bills "have done very poorly" this year, said Rita Marker, executive director of the Patients Rights Council (PRC), a group that ...