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Assisted Suicide

Elder Suicide Pill: Bad Idea

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Fran Moreland Johns

A suicide pill for everyone over 85? Not the wisest plan to suggest right now. But it is, in fact, a possibility put forth by Joyce Appleby, Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

A Real Right to Life

Peter Schwartz | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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?

Love Fierce As the Grave... and Better Than Death With Dignity

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I have been sought out by Christ in his strong covenant affection; I am his, and he is mine. In him I have been chosen and sealed until the day of redemption, when our love will become not a temporary but an eternal reality.

Vatican Official Condemns Brittany Maynard's Assisted Suicide

AP | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's top bioethics official on Tuesday called "reprehensible" the suicide of an American woman suffering terminal brain...

Amanda Gutterman

Why We Need To Start Talking About Death Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books

Whether you call it “assisted suicide” or “death with dignity,” stories about people choosing to die on their own terms have been making the n...

Will God Condemn Brittany Maynard for Ending Her Life?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Jewish tradition has a nuanced approach to this challenge. Thoughtful rabbis and scholars disagree. What is clear, however, is the various factors that matter in making the decision.

Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Wendy Berk | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Berk

I respect the courage you expressed in not only making the decision to end your life, but for sharing it with the world.

Brittany Maynard Brought Much-Needed Attention to Brain Cancer and Choosing Dignity

Mark Green | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Green

Brittany's public, controversial, and very brave decision has helped me reflect upon my own three years of living with this disease, and the gripping fear I face with each MRI, as I hold my breath and watch the doctor pull up the screen on his laptop.

Whose Right to Die?

Chris Peak | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

There is one indisputable fact in the world, that upon birth, every person has every reasonable right to live and live their life for as long as their body can do so. That is not up for debate. What seems to be, however, is whether that person has a right to die.

Whisper Users Reveal Their Secret Reasons For Going To The Ballot Box

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

The 2014 elections are quickly approaching, and there's no one reason to head to the ballot box. HuffPost Politics asked Whisper to reach out to i...

Former Nurse Guilty Of Assisting Suicide To Be Sentenced

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Crime

FARIBAULT, Minn. (AP) -- A former nurse in Minnesota who has admitted to going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves is scheduled to be...

Two Perspectives: Assisted Dying or Assisted Living?

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Candi K. Cann

Both Brittany and Kara write beautiful justifications for their positions on life (and death), and I admire both women -- Brittany for taking ownership of her life and the way she wants it to end, and Kara for fighting to be present with her family and to find ultimate meaning in her suffering.

The Progressive Case Against Assisted Suicide

Ana Acton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Ana Acton

We all must take a skeptical look and acknowledge the role that money and power play in end-of- life decisions, and how assisted suicide is being used by some health care companies and decision-makers to increase their bottom line by denying treatment.

Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Announces Support Of Assisted Suicide Bill

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Three leading Anglicans have entered an explosive debate about whether it is permissible for Christians to allow doctors in ...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Here's A Side Of Dr. Kevorkian You've Probably Never Seen -- His Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2014 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the man associated with the rather morbid nickname "Dr. Death," is well known for his work advocating for the rights of the termin...

Dr. Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death's Art on Display

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Irene Rubaum-Keller

At the gallery are portraits of his parents, some pop-art related to music and politics, and the most intriguing paintings are of people in various stages of death, dying or diseased.

New Mexico Must Stand Strong and Allow Physician-Assisted Suicide

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's one of those topics that can stir a national debate in no time: Should a person have the right to end his life when he's ready to die? In January...

Judge Issues Ruling On Nurse Accused Of Helping Her Father Commit Suicide

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 02.12.2014 | Religion

A Pennsylvania judge threw out an assisted suicide charge Tuesday against a nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of...

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Judge Rules to Allow Physician Assisted Suicide in New Mexico

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The ruling by Judge Nan Nash of the New Mexico Second Judicial District would make New Mexico the fifth state to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to terminal patients.

State's Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Assisted Suicide Case

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court will consider the case of a national right-to-die group accused of playing a role in the 2007 suicide...

Man Convicted Of Murder Will Get New Trial In Case of Assisted Suicide

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of murder after claiming he was only helping a stra...

Hawking Speaks Out About Assisted Suicide

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has backed the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to rece...

Assisted Suicide Case Raises Questions Of 'Death With Dignity'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- No one may ever know Barbara Mancini's intentions when she allegedly handed her dying 93-year-old father a bottle of morphine at his c...