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Assisted Suicide

'By The Time You Read These Lines, I Will Have Died'

Antonio Aramayona | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Antonio Aramayona

By the time you read these lines, I will have died. I have decided to end my life, to exercise my inalienable right to make decisions about my own life freely and responsibly. You will likely ask yourself why? What's the reason for such an unprecedented decision?

Pro Choice: When A Day Of Independence is not an option, A Sufferer Should Have The Right To End Dependence

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Joseph Cooper

What if a state legislature were to succeed in essentially obliging a woman to bring a life into being -- no matter how she became pregnant, no matter...

"Me Before You" - Movie Trifle or Truth?

Terry Newell | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

Me Before You, the newest edition to the "boy meets girl, tear-jerker" movie genre has earned mostly snarky reviews from critics, who find it a formul...

Californians Now Have Right to 'Aid in Dying': How Did We Get Here?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Twenty years ago, no one in the United States could claim a right to "physician aid in dying" (also called "physician-assisted suicide"). Today, more than 52 million Americans can.

"Me Before You" - an Oscar contender?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

Yes, yes, I know, we have to get through a summer chocked full of juvenilia, digitized end-of-the-world mayhem, and gallons upon gallons of blood accompanying screams and gore galore. And then, of course, serious cinema heavyweight award contenders throughout the fall. Okay, yes, of course.

Canada Legalizes Assisted Dying, But Leaves Doctors In Dark On Rules

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.07.2016 | World

Physician-assisted dying is now legal in Canada in cases where patients have a "grievous and irremediable" illness. But because the government has yet...

Why Excitement Over 'Me Before You' Is Deeply Troubling

Kim Sauder | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Kim Sauder

There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.

Justin Trudeau's Government Introduces Assisted Suicide Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.17.2016 | World

In a long-awaited move, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government introduced legislation on Thursday that would legalize assisted suicide fo...

"60 Minutes" To Air "Aid In Dying" Report

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 03.14.2016 | Media
Dr. Jon LaPook

As a physician, I was eager to learn more about the Oregon experience, with special attention to patients, family members, and healthcare professionals involved in such a deeply personal decision. The result became my first "60 Minutes" report, which will be broadcast Sunday, March 13 (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/ 7:00-8:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network.

California Gives Terminally Ill Residents The Right To Die On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics

California residents with terminal illnesses will have the legal option of assisted suicide starting June 9. The state is the fifth to enact "right to...

Dying With Dignity

Garry Rodgers | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Garry Rodgers

Let's face it. We're all going to die. You. Me. Our parents. Our children. Friends. Neighbours. Co-workers. Even our pets. It makes me wonder why we...

The Collectivist Mentality

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Under the collectivist philosophy, the individual has no independent existence or value. He is merely one of many indistinguishable, disposable cells within the "social organism." It is the group that has primacy.

Writer-Director Bruce Mason Reflects on Life, Death, and Moonwalking in His New Feature, Chez Upshaw

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

A fun find this Halloween week is Chez Upshaw, the new film which finds co-leads Kevin Pollak and Illeana Douglas in fine and frolicsome form.

How California's End Of Life Option Act Could Have Changed My Mother's Death

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Jessica Vogelsang

Instead of concentrating on my time with my mother, I spent most of it worrying. It's not the inevitability of the outcome that matters in these situations, it's the little bits of control we are given in times where so much of it has been taken away. And that would have changed so much.

A Grave Decision for Californians!

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Joni Eareckson Tada

People with disabilities know how to deal with catastrophic losses, but this loss is too much. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a dangerous bill making California the 5th state to legalize assisted suicide, following Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont.

Doctors, Death and Dignity: The Semantics of 'Suicide'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Death is the enemy, and it is not. Death is simple and inevitable, and inexplicably complicated.

Jack Kevorkian's 'Deathmobile' For Sale

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2015 | Crime

A Motor City pawn shop hopes to make a killing by selling a 1968 Volkswagen van once owned by Jack "Dr. Death" Kevorkian. The vehicle, which Kevorkian...

'On the Beach': On the Brink, the Fallout From a Permissive Nuke Deal With Iran

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Joseph Cooper

With disbelief and faint hope she goes on to ask, "Why must it come to us? Can't anything be done to stop it?"

Right-To-Die Bill Abandoned In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A California bill that would allow terminally ill patients to seek a physician-assisted death failed to advance in the state legislature on Tuesday. ...

1 In 20 Belgian Deaths Is The Result Of Euthanasia

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.01.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The right to die is taken seriously in Belgium, where citizens who get doctors' approval can elect to end their own life on their own terms. The pract...

When Someone Asks You to Help Them Die (VIDEO)

Blaise Zerega | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Blaise Zerega

I have been haunted by a deathbed promise I made 24 years ago. But now with the Aid in Dying movement growing, it's time to break my silence and lend a voice to help terminally ill people control their end of life.

Stephen Hawking Says He Would 'Consider' Assisted Suicide

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.03.2015 | Science

Acclaimed physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking says he would contemplate ending his own life through assisted suicide if he ever became too much ...

California Legislature Moves Forward With Assisted Suicide Bill

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics

(Adds movement of other bills) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Thurs...

California Medical Association Drops Opposition To Physician-Assisted Suicide

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, May 20 (Reuters) - The California Medical Association on Wednesday dropped its three-decade opposition to...

The Death With Dignity Movement Just Had A 'Major Breakthrough'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

A medical group that has long opposed doctor-assisted death has reversed course and dropped its opposition to the practice, saying the decision should...