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...
How to Die in Oregon
How to Die in Oregon is a 2011 American documentary film produced and directed by Peter Richardson. It is set in the U.S. state of Oregon and covers the state's Death with Dignity Act that allows term...
How to Die in Oregon - Wikipedia
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 ...
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...
Not Dead Yet
Not Dead Yet (NDY) is a United States disability rights group that opposes assisted suicide and euthanasia for people with disabilities. Diane Coleman, JD, is the founder and president of this nationa...
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...
Derek Humphry
Derek Humphry (born 29 April 1930) is a British-born American journalist, author and principal founder in 1980 of the Hemlock Society USA and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Soc...
Derek Humphry - Wikipedia
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?
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 ...
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...
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...
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
Consistent life ethic
The consistent life ethic, or the consistent ethic of life is an ideology that opposes abortion, capital punishment, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Adherents are opposed, at the very least, to unju...
Consistent life ethic - Wikipedia
Gonzales v. Oregon
Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243 (2006), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which ruled that the United States Attorney General could not enforce the federal Controlled Substances Act ...
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...