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Death With Dignity

Living with Courage, Dying with Dignity

Shayne Looper | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Shayne Looper

What does it take to die with dignity? If one looks at the website of the "Death with Dignity National Center" and "Death with Dignity Political Fund,...

For Judge Gorsuch, It's 'Assisted Suicide,' Not 'Death With Dignity'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics

The title of the 2009 book written by Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the conservative shoes of Justice Antonin Scalia on the Su...

Don Ringe Died With Dignity

Don Ringe | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

End of life decisions and definitions of dignity vary widely. For Don, cognition and continence were paramount. In the end, he had neither. Yet by my definition of dignity, he prevailed.

Californians With Terminal Illness Now Have The Right To Die On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

California's new right-to-die law went into effect Thursday, allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives. "Simply having the opt...

Aid-in-Dying Option Heightens Awareness and Provokes Discussion

Tenessa MacKenzie | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Tenessa MacKenzie

The End of Life Option Act goes into effect in California on June 9, 2016, joining a handful of other states with similar legislation. The law empowers a terminally ill adult to request and receive a drug to hasten death.

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...

It's My Brain Cancer and My Death

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Kathleen Kiley

Tracey Gamer-Fanning, who has been at the forefront of our national conversation about a patient's right to use cannabis and medical marijuana to trea...

How Cannabis Came to My Rescue

Erin Donley | Posted 11.06.2016 | Impact
Erin Donley

Can we just stop for a minute and marvel at how our suffering as humans is decreasing by the minute? In Oregon, cannabis is now available for adult use with no illness or explanation necessary.

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

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 10.12.2016 | 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 Bereaved Mother On The Right To Die Bill

Aida Salazar | Posted 10.12.2016 | Politics
Aida Salazar

We took our baby girl home from the hospital soon after we took her off life support. We signed "Do Not Resuscitate" documents and we were assigned hospice care especially for children. It took 21 days. With each cavernous minute, I prayed for death to be swift.

Right-To-Die Opponents Are Trying To Repeal California's New Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

Opponents of California's new right-to-die law, which Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed earlier this week, are attempting to repeal the measure in next year...

A Grave Decision for Californians!

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 10.07.2016 | 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.

Right To Die Becomes Law In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed California's right-to-die bill into law Monday, allowing terminally ill residents of the nation's most populous...

Dear Governor Brown: I Don't Want to Die on Cancer's Terms

Naomi Sichler | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Naomi Sichler

Governor Brown: I urge you to sign ABX2-15. Give me and the dozens of other amazing humans I've met on my journey with cancer (and the countless others I've never met) some peace and relief from the dread of those final months.

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

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

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

Right-To-Die Bill Passes In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The "death with dignity" movement marked a victory in California Friday when the state Senate passed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end th...

California Assembly Passes Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A hard-fought measure to legalize physician-assisted suicide in California cleared the state Assembly on Wednesday desp...

Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard Advances In California

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California...

Death With Dignity Advocates Say Most Catholic Voters Support The Right To Die

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

A proposed bill in California that would have allowed terminally ill patients the right to die failed to advance last week, and its failure has been l...

Right-To-Die Advocates Face Strong Opposition From Catholics

The Associated Press | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives has met strong oppositi...

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. ...

California Lawmakers Advance Right-To-Die Bill Inspired By Brittany Maynard

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

California's state Senate voted Thursday to advance legislation allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives with the assistance ...

You Are Now Entering the Twilight Zone

George Heymont | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of the most provocative shorts screened during CAAMfest 2015 focused on how technology has changed our lives. In a nine-minute fantasy filmed at Lighthouse Waffles and Cake in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, director Wen Ren examined the impact of smartphones, online dating and social media on real-life interactions between human beings.

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...

California Lawyer With Terminal Cancer Sues State For Right To Die Peacefully

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

Three California residents with advanced or terminal diseases, along with a doctor, filed a lawsuit against the state of California last week seeking ...