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...
Willem Oltmans
Willem Leonard Oltmans (10 June 1925 – 30 September 2004) was a Dutch investigative journalist and author who did not hesitate to pro-actively intervene in international politics.Due to the highly cri...
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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...
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...
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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...
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George Exoo
George Exoo (born August 22, 1942) is an Ohio-born former Unitarian Universalist minister and assisted suicide activist. He was originally a Methodist and has a doctorate in music history from Univers...
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...
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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...
Diane Pretty
Diane Pretty (15 November 1958 - 11 May 2002) was a British woman from Luton who became notable after being the focus of a debate about the laws of euthanasia in the United Kingdom during the early pa...
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 ...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
Terri Schiavo case
The Terri Schiavo case was a legal struggle involving prolonged life support in the United States that lasted from 1990 to 2005. The issue was whether to carry out the decision of the husband and lega...
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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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Bertrand Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn
Bertrand Edward Dawson, 1st Viscount Dawson of Penn, GCVO, KCB, KCMG, PC, FRCP (9 March 1864 – 7 March 1945) was a physician to the British Royal Family and President of the Royal College of Physician...
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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...
Mortal Fear (novel)
The novel Mortal Fear by Robin Cook in 1988 deals with the issues of euthanasia hospital and increasing cost of keeping elderly people alive. The piece's villain espouses views that the elderly and in...
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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...