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On Tuesday the US House Judiciary Committee approved legislation aimed at blocking Oregon’s first-in-the-nation assisted suicide law. The “Pain Relief Promotion Act,” would overturn a June 1998 interpretation by Attorney General Janet Reno that the Federal Controlled Substances Act does not preclude physicians from prescribing listed drugs to assist a suicide   in accordance with Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.”  (Fox News)

The police department in Birmingham, Ala, has banned officers from working off-duty jobs at abortuaries.  (al.com)

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