Tag: Brittany Maynard

Diabetes insulin injection (Reed Saxon / Associated Press)

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.

A sign promoting promoting assisted suicide is displayed at the Hemlock Society's annual meeting. File.

Physician-Assisted Suicide Group Targets Blacks, Latinos

The organization that helped 29 year-old Brittany Maynard achieve physician-assisted suicide in November of 2014 is now targeting “people of color” in a new initiative that seeks to “expand end-of-life options” for blacks, Latinos, and Asians in America.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)

End-Of-Life Bill Sneaks Through to Assembly

The End-of-Life Option Act, SB 128, which seemed dead this summer when it failed to exit the California Assembly Health Committee, was resurrected in August with a new name, AB X2-15, and may be passed by the Assembly this week.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)

Aid-in-Dying Bill May Fail Due to SoCal Democrat Latinos

California Senate Bill 128, which allows terminally ill people to end their own lives, has looked like a shoo-in for passage, but suddenly some key southern California legislators may stand in the way.

Brittany Maynard (Maynard family / Associated Press)

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)

Liberal Hypocrisy: Death Penalty and State-Sanctioned Suicide

In our society, the act of dying is treated respectfully as a private affair. This is because it is an emotionally difficult process for the living and often a painful one for the dying. As all of us can or will attest, dealing with death is difficult and in my own case the loss of my brother to a terminal illness brought these issues home.

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.