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hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd),
The killing of one human being by another.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]

homicide

[hom′isīd]
Etymology: L, homo, man, caedere, to kill
the death of one human being caused by another.

homicide

Forensic medicine The killing of a person by another, regardless of intent. See Manslaughter, Murder. Cf Suicide.

hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd)
Murder of a human being.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]
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States that support euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
But they are as good a token as any of the story of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide from the Netherlands forward.
Our findings indicate that existing policy regarding euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide unquestionably contradict the American public's attitudes regarding the matter.
The Practice of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, 280 JAMA 507, 509, 511 (1998); Rocker & Curtis, supra note 43, at 821.
They do not offer a cogent explanation for the failure to pass and maintain legislation legalizing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in most of the world.
The debate over euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has been a long-simmering controversy, periodically punctuated when retired Michigan pathologist Dr.
The legal status of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (EAS) in The Netherlands is quite complex.
Indeed, polls consistently show dramatic increases in support for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide among both physicians and the general public, which may explain why recent ballot initiatives in California and Washington in support of these practices failed by narrow margins and why similar initiatives are scheduled for several states in the next two years.
Their brief reads, in part, "While euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide may superficially appear attractive, they have profound adverse effects on the social fabric of society, on attitudes towards death and illness, and on attitudes towards those who are ill or have disabilities" (Lifesitenews.
A motion from Oxford doctors yesterday recommended the BMA takes a neutral position on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, while doctors from Islington have called for an outright backing of Lord Joffe's private member's Bill, which was introduced in the last parliament calling for the right to die to be allowed.
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are incompatible with our obligations to respect the human spirit and human life.