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The Hartford CourantA bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
L.A. NOWOn March 20, Purdy’s wife, Margaret, 84, commited suicide after years of unrelenting pain from a variety of ailments. The couple was married for a decade. Purdy, a semi-retired engineer, did not try to stop her as she swallowed apple sauce mixed...
A “right-to-die” bill may again surface in the legislature next year. Physician-assisted suicide is legal in Oregon and Washington state, but illegal here. The legislature has looked at the issue at least twice, but a bill has not become law....
World NowDoctors have been allowed to help patients end their lives in the Netherlands for a decade by giving them lethal drugs, a practice that has sometimes stoked alarm outside the country, even popping up in American political debate earlier this year. Now a...
ReporterA California actress who grew up in the Roanoke Valley is hoping to make a feature film here. "It's a Good Day to Die," is a comedy about assisted suicide, and this week, Andrea Shreeman has been meeting with community leaders and potential investors. ...
Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
Tags: Oregon, Palliative Care, Jack Kevorkian, Crimes, Entertainment
It takes courage to face death, be it yours or another’s To the editor: There is no dignity in cowardice. Those who apply the term “death with dignity” to assisted suicide or euthanasia diminish the extraordinary dignity of every...
In 1970 a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Dr. Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Goodwin for pills to end his life. His...
There are so many travesties in our world that sometimes it makes one wonder which ones to comment about and which ones to shout about with outrage. Recently I came across something that makes my blood boil. Here is my outrage: In the Netherlands some...
Tags: Euthanasia, Suicide
Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO -- A former schoolteacher who sold suicide kits that she once touted as leaving people "eternally sleepy" pleaded guilty Friday to a tax evasion charge and agreed to stop encouraging people to commit suicide. Sharlotte Hydorn mailed more than...
Tags: Justice System, Suicide, Health, Los Angeles Times, Colon Cancer
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
Tags: News Media, Obituaries, Jack Kevorkian, Laws, Research
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