Assisted suicide
Assisted suicide is suicide committed with the aid of another person, sometimes a physician. The term is often used interchangeably with physician-assisted suicide (PAS), which involves a doctor "kno...
Stephen Hawking: 'I would Consider Assisted Suicide'
Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”. But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC progr...
Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill
Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill pati...
California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation
After nearly a quarter-century of efforts in California to afford terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help, state lawmakers and the governor may be on the verge of gra...
Woman suing California for her right to die at home
A San Francisco woman battling cancer is prepared to battle the state of California in court for what she says is her right to die on her own terms.
My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me
Is this the next civil rights battle?
Oregon Death with Dignity Act
Measure 16 of 1994 established the U.S. state of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ORS 127.800-995), which legalizes physician-assisted dying (commonly referred to as physician-assisted suicide) with c...
Washington Death with Dignity Act
Initiative 1000 (I-1000) of 2008 established the U.S. state of Washington's Death with Dignity Act (RCW 70.245), which legalizes physician-assisted dying with certain restrictions. Passage of this ini...
Dignitas (assisted dying organisation)
Dignitas is a Swiss group, helping those with terminal illness and severe physical and mental illnesses to die, assisted by qualified doctors and nurses. They have helped over 1000 people die in clini...
Suicide tourism
So-called 'Suicide', or 'Euthanasia Tourism', is mass-media term for a form of 'tourism' associated with the pro-euthanasia movement, which organizes trips for potential suicide candidates in the few ...
Assisted suicide in the United States
Physician-assisted suicide in the United States is legal in the states of Oregon, Vermont, and Washington, and is currently being debated in New Jersey. In Montana, the Baxter v. Montana (2009) court ...
Stephen Hawking: 'I would Consider Assisted Suicide'
Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”. But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC progr...
Baxter v. Montana
Baxter v. Montana, was a Montana Supreme Court case, argued on September 2, 2009, and decided on December 31, 2009, that addressed the question of whether the state's constitution guaranteed terminall...
Washington v. Glucksberg
Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702 (1997), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that a right to assistance in committing suicide was not protected by the Du...
Vacco v. Quill
Vacco v. Quill, 521 U.S. 793 (1997), is a landmark decision of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the right to die. It ruled 9-0 that a New York ban on physician-assisted suicide was con...
Stephen Hawking: 'I would Consider Assisted Suicide'
Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”. But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC progr...
Euthanasia in the Netherlands
Euthanasia in the Netherlands is regulated by the "Termination of Life on Request and Assisted Suicide (Review Procedures) Act" from 2002. It states that euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are ...
Right to die
The right to die is an ethical or institutional entitlement of any individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person ...
Right to die - Wikipedia
Woman suing California for her right to die at home
A San Francisco woman battling cancer is prepared to battle the state of California in court for what she says is her right to die on her own terms.
California Assembly approves right-to-die legislation
After nearly a quarter-century of efforts in California to afford terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help, state lawmakers and the governor may be on the verge of gra...
Euthanasia in the United States
Euthanasia is illegal in the United States. Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, Vermont and Bernalillo County, New Mexico [1]; its status i...
Euthanasia
Euthanasia (from Greek: εὐθανασία; "good death": εὖ, eu; "well" or "good" – θάνατος, thanatos; "death") is the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.There ...
Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill
Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill pati...
My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me
Is this the next civil rights battle?
Booth Gardner
Booth Gardner (August 21, 1936 – March 15, 2013) was the 19th Governor of the U.S state of Washington between 1985 and 1993. He also served as the ambassador of the GATT. He was a Democrat. Before ser...
Friends at the End
Friends at the End, or FATE, is a British organisation devoted to promoting knowledge about end-of-life choices and dignified death. The organisation distributes books about suicide methods such as te...
Death with Dignity National Center
Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC) is a 501(c)3, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon that has led the legal defense of and education about Death with Dignity l...
Compassion & Choices of Oregon
Compassion is the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.Compassion is really the act of going out of your way to help physical, spiritual, or em...
Compassion & Choices of Oregon - Wikipedia
A Short Stay in Switzerland
A Short Stay in Switzerland is a 2009 British television film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank McGuinness. It stars Julie Walters, who won the International Emmy Award for Best Actress fo...