House Bill to outlaw assisted suicide gets favorable report

April 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Senate Health Committee voted to give a favorable report to House Bill 96, which bans assisted suicide in Alabama. The Assisted Suicide Ban Act prohibits individuals or healthcare providers from assisting someone to commit suicide.

HB96 is being sponsored by state Representative Mack Butler (R-Rainbow City). Rep. Butler told the Health Committee that the bill would not punish hospice nurses who give their dying patients morphine in order to ease their pain, even if it speeds their end.
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Health Care Rights of Conscience Act Passes House

January 22, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 21 the Alabama House of Representatives voted to approve the Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, sponsored by State Rep Becky Nordgren (R) from Gadsden.  According to a statement by the Alabama House Republican Caucus this bill is designed to ensure that medical professionals are not forced to participate in procedures that violate their religious views or their moral conscience.
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