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

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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California Lawmakers Reintroduce Right-To-Die Bill

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Tuesday reintroduced a bill to legalize assisted suicide that had stalled a...

Right to Die Pioneer Offered Lesson in How to Live

Randy Turner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Randy Turner

Christy, who spent so much of her life fighting for her sister's right to die and working to help other families who faced end of life and quality of life decisions, spent her last six months showing people how to die. But just as importantly, she showed them how to live.

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

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

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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. ...

Dutch Doctors Urge Lawmakers To Extend Euthanasia Law To Children

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

Doctors of the Dutch Paediatric Association are calling on lawmakers in the Netherlands to consider extending the country's euthanasia law to terminal...

Jeb! 50 Shades of Religious Conviction

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Jeb! is secular sometimes, and faithful and devout at other times. It all depends on where he is and who he is talking to. 50 states allows for 50 shades of Jeb!'s religious conviction.

European Court Rules France Can Take Man Off Life Support After 7-Year Coma

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

STRASBOURG, France, June 5 (Reuters) - The European Court of Human Rights on Friday allowed France to take a man in a coma off life support, in a case...

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...

Dying Well Means Dying At Home

Allen Frances | Posted 06.11.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

There should be a statutory, civil right to die for those whose lives are made unbearable by incurable illness. It is an inherent contradiction to be both a libertarian and simultaneously against allowing others to end their lives of pain on their own terms.

NPR Updates Ethics Code To Include Journalists Employed By Acquired Programs

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Media

National Public Radio has expanded its code of ethics to include those employed by acquired programs, the news organization's ombudsman, Elizabeth Jen...

I Have Cancer -- and I Want the Option to Die on My Own Terms

Jennifer Glass | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Our first year of marriage was not the honeymoon Harlan and I envisioned. At a time when I should have been writing him sweet love notes, instead I wrote him into my health care directive.

Death with Dignity and Self-Determination

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.09.2015 | Politics
Dana Beyer

Too often we don't end up extending life; rather, we extend dying. For those who define meaning in a manner that imbues them with the desire to go out on their own terms, this law gives them that choice.

Chile's President Meets With Teen Who Asked To Die

AP | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to ...

Christopher Mathias

Brittany Maynard's Story Moves New York Lawmakers To Introduce Death With Dignity Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

New York state lawmakers have introduced a "death with dignity" bill that would make the state the sixth in the U.S. to allow terminally ill adults to...

California Cancer Patient Sues State For Right To Doctor-Assisted Death

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A 53-year-old California woman suffering from leukemia sued the state's attorney gener...

Top Court Says Canadians Have Right To Die, Strikes Down Ban

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

(Adds Harper, details on coming elections) By Randall Palmer OTTAWA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada over...

The Right to Die

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Wolfe

Why can't we offer dignity to those that know they are dying, that know that they will die in excruciating pain and will spend their last days suffering? Why can't we respect the wishes of those who want to exit gracefully, respectfully, surrounded by those they love?

California Lawmakers To Pursue Right-To-Die Legislation

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized death of a young woman with brain c...

Newly Released Videos Show Brittany Maynard Calling For More Right-To-Die Laws

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday, Brittany Maynard returned to the national spotl...

Brittany Maynard's Mom Blasts Vatican For Anti-Euthanasia Remarks

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard's mother is responding angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Maynard's decision to end her life early unde...

The Right to Die

James Van Praagh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
James Van Praagh

I think Brittany Maynard is a hero. She did not want to die. An illness was killing her, and she made a brave decision to leave this Earth before that happened -- even though her own government and some critics didn't make it easy for her.

Was Jesus' Death an Act of "Empire-Assisted Suicide?"

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.13.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

In case this feels to trite or clinical, consider the reference to war above. In a typical context, anyone would tend to agree that a teenager putting themselves into harm's way, in which death was all but inevitable, would be tragically wrong.

A Real Right to Life

Peter Schwartz | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Brittany Maynard has a right to life -- to her life. And a right to one's life requires, as an inseparable corollary, the right to terminate it. What else is a right to some action if not the freedom to choose whether or not to engage in it?