Assisted Suicide

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.

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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)