Assisted Suicide

Maine Democrat Governor Signs Assisted Suicide Bill into Law

Maine became the eighth state to legalize assisted suicide Wednesday as Democrat Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill into law that allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill individuals to end their lives.


Legal Challenge Launched Against Britain’s Assisted Suicide Ban

LONDON (AP) — A British man with a terminal disease is attempting to overturn the country’s laws on assisted suicide. The charity Dignity in Dying said in a statement Friday that 67-year-old Noel Conway has motor neurone disease, a degenerative

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Suicide Is a ‘God-Given Right’

In a recent editorial in The Washington Post, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu adds physician-assisted suicide to the list of progressive “God-given rights” for which he has spent his life fighting throughout the world.

Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu gestures during a press conference about the first 20 years of freedom in South Africa at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town on April 23,2014. Tutu today celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that …

Bay Area Doctor Opens Euthanasia Business

A Bay Area medical practitioner is opening up his own euthanasia practice, taking advantage of this Thursday’s implementation of California’s new physician-assisted suicide law.

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Canada’s Trudeau Defends Assisted Suicide Bill As Deadline Nears

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, predicting confusion if it is not approved.


Assisted Suicide Bill Passes in California Senate

A highly controversial California State Senate bill that would allow doctors to provide lethal, life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live passed in a 23-14 vote on Thursday.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)

Euthanasia Bill Makes Its Way Through California Legislature

An assisted suicide bill which would allow physicians in California to administer lethal drugs to mentally competent, terminally ill patients to accelerate their deaths, passed the first of two state Senate committee panels on Wednesday. The hearing was an emotional one, and legislators heard starkly opposing views.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)

CA Legislators Push Aid-In-Dying Bill

Inspired by the case of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old California woman terminally ill with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to commit suicide legally, two California lawmakers have introduced a bill to permit assisted suicide.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)