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Defense of the Insanity Defense: John Hinckley Jr., Jeffery Dahmer, James Holmes, and Andrea Yates: all are perpetrators of violent crimes, and all claim insanity as the reason. In recent years, it seems that the verdicts of many major violent crimes have come down to whether the defendant is accountable for their actions or if they should be held Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI). This verdict more commonly known as the Insanity Defense is often seen as a way for criminals to ‘get out’ of punishment for their crimes. For a criminal to be declared NGRI, they have to undergo extensive psychiatric evaluation to determine that, at the time of their crimes, they were not of sound mind and unable to realize the wrongfulness of their actions. If a jury decides that they are not guilty—which occurs in around 25% of cases where the insanity plea is accepted—they will receive mental care and rehabilitation but remain imprisoned for the remainder of their lives.
The sister reported Jennie to the police. Idaho, where Jennie lives, has a 1927 law making a woman inducing her own abortion a five year prison sentence. Jennie’s case was taken to court and was later dropped due to the lack of evidence. During the second time this case was taken to court, neither the pro-choice side nor the pro-life side of abortion really wanted to do anything with this who... ... middle of paper ... ...a woman’s world. Works Cited Anonymous.
My aunt also smokes. The doctors did no testing and just put her on this medication to regulate her periods. After four months, she did not get her period. She was experiencing severe cramps and bloating. She went to the doctor to get a second opinion.
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Affordable Care Act Aurelia Mercado had been battling what she had been told was a sinus infection for several months. Mrs. Mercado did not have medical insurance, and despite having a family of five and a modest income, she did not qualify for Medicaid. Mrs. Mercado primary health care provider was a nurse practitioner she would see and a lower income clinic, who had diagnosed her several times with having a severe sinus infection. The $25 consultation was all she could afford. After months of living with the pain, she finally went to the emergency room at the County hospital where she was diagnosed with Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinus Cancer.
a diary chronicling his wife's long battle with multiple sclerosis. The book describes the couple's agonizing decision to end her life with a drug overdose. Delury served four months in prison for attempted manslaughter for his role in her death. 1997- In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court rules that the Constitution does not guarantee the right to commit suicide with the help of a physician. The decision upholds laws in New York and Washington state making it illegal for doctors to give lethal drugs to dying patients.