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Physician Assisted Suicide

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...

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...

In Defense of Snake Handlers

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Religion
Herb Silverman

A live and let live attitude on most matters of religion could lead to a more peaceful world, but sometimes it would also mean a live and let die attitude--including by snakes or suicide.

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...

Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal? Poll Shows Divide Among Experts

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 09/11/2013 05:12 PM EDT on LiveScience Medical experts in the United States remain divided in their ...

Jesus, Healing and Grace-Filled Gray Areas

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

This story in Luke makes me wonder: are we as Christians called to follow the steps of Jesus and advocate for unconventional medical treatments? What does it mean to be a person of faith and someone who thinks alternative healing options should be considered?

Belgium Twin Brothers Die by Euthanasia -- Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal in America

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Steve Siebold

The states have the power to allow and regulate assisted suicide or to prohibit it, and with enough pressure from critical thinkers we will someday have the freedom to end our lives with dignity. If enough critical thinkers band together, someday we'll be able to live and die on our own terms.

Death With Dignity in Massachusetts

Lauren Mackler | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact
Lauren Mackler

Watching a loved one die without dignity is devastating. Sadly, both of my parents experienced prolonged, painful, and what I considered to be, unnecessarily inhumane deaths.

Disappointed in Dr. Phil

Joni Eareckson Tada | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Joni Eareckson Tada

This week I am going to be adding my signature to a letter being sent to Dr. Phil McGraw from a coalition of disabilities organizations and individual...

Tony Nicklinson's Agonizing Plight Shouldn't Change the Law

Christina Patterson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Christina Patterson

The headache in Athens was a stroke. The doctor who saw him didn't think he'd survive. Now he wishes he hadn't. What he really wants is to be allowed to die.

A Dying Man's Last Wish: Change Our Laws

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Curtis Johnson, a 55-year-old business man and educator who suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis otherwise known as ALS, finds that even though he lives in Washington he cannot get the assistance he needs to end his suffering when the time comes.

A Suicide by Any Other Name Is Still Suicide

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

The dictionary defines suicide as "the act of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally." The intent was clear in both cases. Both John and Mary wanted to end their lives as quickly as possible. Why did the method matter?

Santorum Makes Bogus Remarks

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. 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....

The Double Effect of Aid in Dying

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

The doctrine of double effect enables medical providers of every faith, in every state, to treat end-of-life pain aggressively and to participate in treatment decisions that advance the time of death.

Oregon State Senate Passes Bill Cracking Down On 'Suicide Kits'

AP | By TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon senators voted Monday to impose a crackdown on companies that sell so-called "suicide kits," which contain hoods or other items ...

A Nuanced Look at How We Die

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Sigman

As medical technology continues to improve, it is more and more absurd to insist that everyone suffering the end stages of terminal diseases must be kept alive regardless of their wishes.