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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Terri Schiavo case - 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...
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...
Mortal Fear (novel) - Wikipedia
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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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...
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
Schiavo memo
During the Terri Schiavo controversy in March 2005, a talking points memo on the controversy was written by Brian Darling, the legal counsel to Republican Senator Mel Martinez of Florida. The memo sug...
William Hammesfahr
William Hammesfahr is an American neurologist practicing in Clearwater, Florida, who specializes in treating stroke victims. He is best known for his involvement in the Terri Schiavo case, during whic...
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...
James D. Whittemore
James David Whittemore (born January 14, 1952) is an American judge presently serving in the Tampa division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He was previously a Florida ...
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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...
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 ...
United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2008
The 2008 congressional elections in Michigan were held on November 4, 2008 to determine who would represent the state of Michigan in the United States House of Representatives. Michigan had fifteen se...
United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan, 2008 - 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...
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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George Greer
George W. Greer (born 1942) is a retired Florida circuit judge who served in the Pinellas-Pasco County Circuit Court, family law division, in Clearwater, Florida. He received national attention in 200...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Carol Carr
Carol Scott Carr (born 1939) is an American woman from the state of Georgia who became the center of a widely publicized debate over euthanasia when she killed her adult sons because they were sufferi...
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...