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Euthanasia

Controlling Language Controls the Euthanasia Debate

James Peron | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
James Peron

What happens when conservatives discover "political correctness?" Recently the Discovery Institute, a front for creationist conservatives, posted a column complaining about the phrase "vegetable" being used to describe those who have lost cognitive functions.

Dealing With Pet Loss

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Cristina Miliaresis

There is a deep infinite emptiness that accompanies the loss of a pet and member of the family. Many pets are viewed as 'furry children' and losing them at 10,12, even 14 years is a tragedy.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive! Part 4

Dawn Erin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

As Executive Director of APA!, Jefferson lives and breathes No-Kill's "save them all" philosophy. She felt horrible that she had gotten it wrong this time. The foster volunteer was, understandably very upset as well. But she was also angry and filed a complaint against Jefferson with the Texas Veterinary Board.

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.

How Religion Affects Americans' Support For Euthanasia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

A strong majority of Americans support euthanasia and have done so for the past 20 years. Nearly 70% are in favor of giving physicians the ability to ...

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...

The Disturbing Way We 'Dispose' Of Infected Lab Animals

Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

Plenty of attention is given to the treatment of live laboratory animals, but how about dead ones? The University of Hawaii is raising a few eyebr...

A Different Philosophy, a Different Culture: And That's Why Marius the Danish Giraffe Had to Die

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Nancy Graham Holm

Zookeepers and animal park professionals throughout the world face the same critical issues: capacity and health. There are the only two methods available: contraception and euthanasia. Which one they choose depends on their culture.

The Jain Art of Spiritual Dying

JAINA | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
JAINA

As humans, we will all face death one day. As a Jain, I know how I will take that journey when the time comes. Each tradition has its own way of preparing for death, and it's important to considering it during your life.

Euthanasia for Young Children?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

There are so many moral, religious, ethical, medical, emotional and legal aspects associated and entangled with it that one is certainly well advised to tread lightly and wisely when and if venturing into a discussion dealing with euthanasia.

Belgium Set To Extend Right-To-Die Law To Children

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 02.12.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing...

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.

Not 'Just a Cat' -- Surprising Responses to My Mourning

Lea Lane | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

She liked just about anyone. But most of all, this darling animal loved me, keeping tight company with me through good times and bad. She was never "just a cat." She was just a great cat.

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.

Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

A Fair Exchange

Pam Townsend | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Townsend

Such a decision can be painful almost beyond bearing, but when life has become a struggle rather than a celebration, it is also, I believe, the greatest gift we can give our animal companions... and the price we pay for their extraordinary gift to us: the gift of companionship.

12 Facts About American Attitudes Towards Death

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Religion

Pew Research Center's new report, "Americans' Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatment," explores the individual preferences and choices that surround t...

Eline Gordts

Man Chooses Euthanasia After Failed Gender Reassignment Surgeries

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

A 44-year-old man in Belgium chose to end his life via euthanasia on Monday after a series of failed gender reassignment surgeries. “I was the girl ...

Romanian President Calls For Euthanizing Stray Dogs

AP | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's president has urged the government to pass emergency legislation that would allow thousands of stray dogs to be euthan...

Collaborating to Zero: Not Always a Cakewalk, but Critical to Success

Tracey Durning | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Tracey Durning

TZI came about after a philanthropist approached me in 2010 to ask what, if anything, could be done to solve the euthanasia issue and where should he put his money.

Debate Brews Over Best Way To Kill Lab Animals

natureheader | Daniel Cressey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Science

Killing research animals is one of the most unpleasant tasks in science, and it is imperative to do it as humanely as possible. But researchers who st...

Nurse Charged With Aiding Father's Suicide

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- A judge has upheld charges against a Philadelphia woman accused of helping her 93-year-old father commit suicide through a morphine...

Berlin Builds Memorial To Nazi Euthanasia Victims

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2013 | World

BERLIN, July 10 (Reuters) - Berlin has laid the foundations for a memorial to a largely neglected group of Nazi victims - hundreds of thousands of m...

French President Pledges To Legalize Euthanasia

Reuters | Posted 08.31.2013 | World

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande reaffirmed his aim to legalise voluntary euthan...

The U.S. and France: Same End-of-Life Struggles

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

We need to be educated properly so that we can ensure that our loved ones and we ourselves are cared for in the manner we want. We need to have choices in how we and those we care for are treated, particularly as we near the end of our life.