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What's The Difference Between A Doctor And G-d?

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

A little while back my father was diagnosed with glioblastoma grade IV. In a word, it is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The doctors gave him a year. They also gave him options.

Santorum Makes Bogus Remarks

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Rick Santorum grossly mischaracterized euthanasia practices in the Netherlands during an ap...

Santorum Cites Bogus Statistics

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

We realize this is an emotional issue in the United States. But the simple facts, as Santorum described them, should be clear....

I Still Grieve for My Cat -- And I'm Not Ashamed

Mary K. Moore | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Mary K. Moore

Grieving for a cat is a tricky proposition. Especially if you're a woman. By just owning one, you're a potential punchline and crying over one is viewed as more Cathy than cathartic.

Maintaining A Relationship With God When Your Life Is Intolerable

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

God is there to help us get through those challenges, not to inflict them.

Saying Goodbye to a Good Dog

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

A dog isn't just a dog, but a carrier of family history. Saying goodbye to a dog you've had for years means shutting the door on an era.

When Parenting Your Adult Child Is Like Parenting Yourself: A Story

Lori Day | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Lori Day

Nameless and Soulless in Paradise When my daughter Charlotte went off to college, suddenly and abruptly petless, it did not take long before she det...

Making End-of-Life Choices for Our Pets

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

All living things are born, grow old and pass away. Death is a part of living, and if we concentrate on living we have better, happier lives.

'Mobile' Euthanasia Teams In the Netherlands?

AP | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living

AMSTERDAM -- The main Dutch euthanasia advocacy group says it supports creating "mobile" euthanasia teams of doctors for terminally ill patients who w...

Netherlands Performs Euthanasia On Woman With Dementia

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

A woman in the Netherlands has been euthanized after a battle with advanced dementia. The woman, who was 64, was a long-time advocate of euthanasi...

WATCH: Resilient Cat Survives TWO Euthanasia Attempts

Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

After surviving two euthanizing attempts, a Utah cat proved that she might actually have nine lives. When no one claimed Andrea, a black-and-white...

Choosing to Die

Sally Abrahms | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Sally Abrahms

Already, boomers are rewriting the script on aging, reinventing retirement and even death. Choosing the right to die, a.k.a. euthanasia, when we're ill, frail, or no longer have quality of life, may well be the new hot button issue.

Euthanizing a Loved One

Ken White | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco
Ken White

Those of us who work in animal welfare are frequently asked to answer a question that has no answer: When is the right time to end the life of a loved animal? A lousy question, but I guess it's just part of the job.

Would Your Faith Assist You In Dying A "Natural" Death?

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

I wonder if they would have chosen to go to Dignitas had they had a religious belief. Would their faith have given them the strength to go through a "natural" death?

The 'Euthanasia Coaster' And The Art Of The Amusement Park

Posted 08.25.2011 | Arts

The "Euthanasia Coaster," a roller-coaster designed to be fatal, is a conceptual art piece and model for a more pleasant way to die. The sinister-...

The Choice To End All Choices

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The dying deserve choices in everything from choice of care to choice of where to receive it. Whether to pray or sit quietly. Whether to have visitors. Whether to see a spiritual guide.

Reflections On Jack Kevorkian: Who Owns Death?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

There's something about assisted dying that still makes a lot of people squirm. With Dr. Kevorkian's death, I think it's time for us to take that bogeyman out of the closet.

'Death Panels' And Patients' Choice: How Should We Talk About Dying?

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

We need to separate the idea of advance care planning -- which is all about our own choice -- from the horned devil known as government-rationed care -- which is about someone else's choice for us.

Target the Hero Dog, and the Progress of Animal Rights

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Smith

The issue of euthanization for stray animals is morally complex. There is, however, a middle ground that still acknowledges the inherent dignity and rights of these animals.

Is Someone Killing Your Next Pet?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Kinosian

If you're an animal lover, please educate yourself about what really goes on at your local animal shelter. We need to stop this madness, now.

Brady's Pet-Kill Bill Keeps Dogging Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Often in politics, there's one mistake that a candidate, try though he might, can never escape. It takes over his campaign, becomes his characterizati...

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Pro-Euthanasia TV Advert Banned In Australia (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A pro-euthanasia TV commercial has been banned in Australia, with broadcast regulators claiming the clip promotes suicide, the BBC reports. In the a...

Dog Kill Cover-Up: Chicago Animal Care And Control Employees Mistakenly Killed Four Dogs

Chicago Sun-Times | Blue Jersey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eight employees of Chicago's Animal Care and Control are losing their jobs or facing other discipline after an investigation by the city's inspector g...

The Right to Decide When You're Done Living

Paul Robert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Robert

It is about the right of the conscious, elderly individual to a dignified death when he or she decides that life has become unlivable.