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 Australia
Euthanasia is illegal in Australia, but was legal for a period in the Northern Territory.
Although it is a crime to assist in euthanasia, prosecutions have been rare. In 2002, relatives and friend...
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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 ...
Euthanasia in the United Kingdom
Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom.In 1935, Lord Moynihan and Dr Killick Millard founded the British Voluntary Euthanasia Society (later known as EXIT and now as Dignity in Dying) which prod...
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...
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 Canada
Legislation on euthanasia in Canada distinguishes between passive euthanasia (withholding or withdrawing of life-preserving procedures including water and food) and active euthanasia (intentionally ki...
Right to Die (film)
Right to Die, directed by Paul Wendkos, is a 1987 made-for-TV film that explored issues relating to the Right to Die movement. Raquel Welch was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for her performan...
Jack Kevorkian
Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (/kɨˈvɔrkiən/; May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011), was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly...
Jack Kevorkian - Wikipedia
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 ...
Hemlock Society
The Hemlock Society USA was a national right-to-die organization founded in 1980. Its primary missions included providing information to dying persons and supporting legislation permitting physician-a...
Hemlock Society - Wikipedia
Euthanasia in India
Passive euthanasia is legal in India. On 7 March 2011 the Supreme Court of India legalised passive euthanasia by means of the withdrawal of life support to patients in a permanent vegetative state. T...
Jan Remmelink
Professor Jan Remmelink (27 April 1922, Zelhem, Gelderland - 15 May 2003, Groningen) was Attorney General of the High Council of the Netherlands from 1968 to 1989. He headed the Dutch government commi...
Society for Old Age Rational Suicide
The Society for Old Age Rational Suicide (SOARS) is a group based in the United Kingdom concerned with choice at the end of life. It was established on December 10, 2009 (Human Rights Day) by Dr. Mich...
Society for Old Age Rational Suicide - Wikipedia
Tirhas Habtegiris
Tirhas Habtegiris (1978 – December 14, 2005) was a United States resident originally from Eritrea, who, after being diagnosed as terminally ill, was removed from a respirator against the wishes of her...
Hayden Act
The Hayden Act, introduced by California Senator Tom Hayden on February 18, 1998, amended California Law as it applies to companion animals.Under the then existing law, dogs or cats impounded by publi...
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 in Mexico
Legislation on euthanasia in Mexico distinguishes between passive and active euthanasia. Since 7 January 2008 the law allows the terminally ill —or closest relatives, if unconscious— to refuse medicat...
Euthanasia in Mexico - Wikipedia
Exit International
Exit International, is an international non-profit organization advocating legalization of euthanasia. It was previously known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation (VERF Inc.). Other assist...
Exit International - Wikipedia
Timothy E. Quill
Timothy E. Quill is an American physician specialising in palliative care at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He is also a board member of the Death with Dignity Nati...
Don't Change the Subject
Don't Change the Subject is a 2012 documentary film executive produced and directed by Mike Stutz, focusing on suicide and attempts to deal with the subject more directly through the use of humor and...
Charles Eliot Norton
Charles Eliot Norton (November 16, 1827 – October 21, 1908) was a leading American author, social critic, and professor of art. He was a progressive social reformer and a liberal activist whom many of...
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Edward Brongersma
Edward Brongersma (August 31, 1911 in Haarlem, Netherlands – April 22, 1998 in Bloemendaal/Overveen, Netherlands) was a Dutch politician and doctor of law. For a number of years he was a member ...
Edward Brongersma - Wikipedia
Advance Directives Act
The Texas Advance Directives Act (1999), also known as the Texas Futile Care Law, describes certain provisions that are now Chapter 166 of the Texas Health & Safety Code. Controversy over these pr...
Final Exit Network
The Final Exit Network is an American organization that offers counseling, support, and guidance in a successful suicide to individuals who are suffering from an intolerable illness. The organization...