Assisted Suicide Can Take Up To 4 Days, Involves ‘Nausea, Vomiting, Gasping’

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(LifeSiteNews) – Assisted suicide is not a “quick, peaceful death without serious complications,” two physicians wrote in MD Magazine, warning that it can take up to four days for a person to die after ingesting lethal drugs.

In an article published earlier this month, Dr. Ronald W. Pies and Dr. Annette Hanson dismantled 12 common myths about the euphemistically-labeled practice of “medical aid in dying” – doctors prescribing deadly drugs to patients so they can kill themselves.

Dr. Pies is a professor emeritus of psychiatry and lecturer on bioethics at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Hanson is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the director of the University of Maryland forensic fellowship program. CONTINUE