Last fall, the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon so she could legally end her own life, brought the issue of assisted suicide back into the national spotlight. Now, the movement’s renewed momentum may affect end-of-life care for millions. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading
Since last fall, the laws governing assisted suicide — even in states where the practice is legal — have continued to evolve.
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While assisted suicide is legal in only three states, the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer moved to Oregon so she could legally end her own life, has brought the issue back into the national spotlight. NewsHour Weekend’s Stephen Fee reports on how this renewed debate may affect end-of-life care and the momentum for the assisted suicide movement. Continue reading
Independent Television News reports on the decision by one of the world’s most famous conductors and his wife to take their lives. Their deaths have reignited a debate in Europe over assisted suicide. Continue reading