A death row inmate wants to donate a kidney. Texas won’t let him.
Thousands of miles and circumstances separate a Jewish clergyman based in Maryland and a death row inmate in Texas. But the two men’s lives have become enmeshed through dozens of handwritten letters over the past year. One sticks out to cantor and chaplain Michael Zoosman: a February 2021 response from the Polunsky Unit prison in which Ramiro Gonzales offered to donate a kidney to one of Zoosman’s congregants.
Nevada groups, officials go to work on protecting abortion rights, but what about other rights?
Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case which established a federal right to an abortion, was considered settled law for nearly fifty years. The decade's old precedence was overturned last week by a 6-3 decision of the court that found women do not have a constitutional right to an abortion.
Las Vegas Abortion Clinics May See More Procedures, Out-of-State Patients
The US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade could be followed by many states restricting abortions, or possibly banning them. But Nevada will continue to provide abortions to local residents and visitors from nearby states, including residents of Arizona, Idaho, Texas, and Utah, reports said.
In 1997 Oregon became the first state to pass a law allowing terminally ill individuals to complete suicide with the help of a physician. Only 4 more states followed with their own "Death With Dignity" laws. Have any of the concerns raised in 1997 come to pass? Should this be a human rights issue? Join our discussion with guest David Orentlicher. Dr. Orentlicher is a doctor, lawyer, elected official, UNLV law professor, and medical ethicist, who has studied and published in this very divisive issue.