July 1, 2016

NM Supreme Court: Doctors can’t help patients end lives – Las Cruces Sun News

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ending what right-to-die advocates thought would be a successful legal fight.

In a 5-0 opinion, the high court overturned a previous district court decision that doctors could not be prosecuted under the state’s assisted suicide law, which classifies helping with suicide as a fourth-degree felony. - - 7/1/16

 

Fourth hantavirus death reported in New Mexico– Las Cruces Sun News

State health officials say a 20-year-old woman from Torrance County in central New Mexico has died of Hantavirus.

The Health Department said Thursday it marks the state’s sixth case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome this year. Four of the cases have been fatal. - - 7/1/16