Efforts to expand physician-assisted death, which is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., are met with powerful resistance from religious groups, disability advocates and the medical establishment.
By Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation Thursday that would legalize physician-assisted suicide across the nation. Trudeau’s decision comes a year after the Canadian Supreme Court overturned a criminal ban against the practice. For more on the issue, we look…
By PBS NewsHour
After her husband starved himself to death over the course of nine days rather than continue living with Parkinson’s disease, NPR’s Diane Rehm found herself plagued with questions and fears. She channeled her struggles into “On My Own,” an evocative…
By PBS NewsHour
In a vote of 23 to 14, California lawmakers approved a bill allowing physician-assisted suicide on Friday.
By Carey Reed
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…
By Stephen Fee
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…
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