Since last fall, the laws governing assisted suicide — even in states where the practice is legal — have continued to evolve.
In our news wrap Friday, leaders of France and Germany traveled to Moscow to try to end the war in Ukraine. Hundreds of people took advantage of the brief truce to flee the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels. Also, Shiite Houthi rebels said they‘ve officially taken over the government in Yemen and dissolved the parliament. Continue reading
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
Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday at a Michigan hospital while being treated for pneumonia and kidney problems. He was 83. Ray Suarez reports on the man who brought the issue of doctor-assisted suicide into the national spotlight. Continue reading