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Unalienable ‘Right to Try’ Deserves Protection by Feds and All 50 States

Consumer Power Report #510 Every person, regardless of race, creed, or country, is born into the world with certain natural rights, including the right to live, the Second Continental Congress declared 240 years ago this July 4. From that right to life, surely one can infer a right to try to extend one’s own life and improve its quality. For this reason, all 13 states that declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, and simultaneously declared unalienable each person’s rights to life and...

Senate May Tie Block Grants to State Plans to Reduce Suicides

A bill that would tie existing federal block grants to expansion of state suicide prevention programs, drug abuse counseling, and training to defuse potential crisis situations arising from mental illness has passed U.S. Senate committee markup and has been placed on the full chamber’s calendar. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions passed Senate Bill 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016, on April 26. Sponsored by committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN),...

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