Aid-in-dying has multiple meanings: withdrawing or withholding life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide and/or euthanasia. See: The Model Aid-in-Dying Act, § 1-102(3) ("'Aid-in-dying' means the withdrawal or withholding or other abatement of life-sustaining treatment or the administration of a qualified drug for the purpose of inducing death").
Conflations & ConJobs:
Conflation & ConJobs is a moniker used by the disability rights group, Not Dead Yet, for the assisted suicide/euthanasia group, Compassion & Choices. Compassion & Choices was formerly known as the Hemlock Society.
Doublespeak means "saying one thing and meaning another, usually its opposite." An example would be the definition of "self-administer" in Washington state's assisted suicide act, which allows someone else to administer a lethal dose to the patient. See Margaret Dore, "'Death with Dignity': What Do We Advise Our Clients?," Bar Bulletin, King County Bar Association, May 2009 (scroll down to the paragraph headed "Self-administer" ). Another example would be the prohibition against euthanasia in the Washington act, which is defined away in the next sentence. See here: Scroll down to paragraph headed "Counter Arguments."
The American Medical Association (AMA) states: "Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act." (AMA Code of Medical Ethics, Opinion 2.211). For example, a "physician provides sleeping pills and information about the lethal dose, while aware that the patient may commit suicide." Id.
In other states, suicide advocates have proposed expanded definitions of terminal, which, if enacted, would apply to people who are clearly not dying. (a person in a wheelchair who's not even sick, an 18 year old dependent on insulin and/or a young man with stable HIV/AIDS with "decades" to live). See here and here. "Terminal" does not mean dying.