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Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
It takes courage to face death, be it yours or another’s To the editor: There is no dignity in cowardice. Those who apply the term “death with dignity” to assisted suicide or euthanasia diminish the extraordinary dignity of every...
In 1970 a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Dr. Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Goodwin for pills to end his life. His...
Tags: Health, Justice System, Cancer, Family, Hodgkins Disease
There are so many travesties in our world that sometimes it makes one wonder which ones to comment about and which ones to shout about with outrage. Recently I came across something that makes my blood boil. Here is my outrage: In the Netherlands some...
Tags: Euthanasia, Suicide
Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO -- A former schoolteacher who sold suicide kits that she once touted as leaving people "eternally sleepy" pleaded guilty Friday to a tax evasion charge and agreed to stop encouraging people to commit suicide. Sharlotte Hydorn mailed more than...
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Chemicals, Politics, Pharmaceuticals
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
Q13 FOX News ReporterThe U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide. More than 300 clergy...
Elaine PorterfieldU.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Thursday approved slight revisions to their policy governing child sex abuse, saying the church would not tolerate offending priests. But critics said children were still vulnerable. After minimal debate, the bishops passed...
Goodbye, Dr. Death. Yes, the vilified Dr. Jack Kevorkian is no longer with us and for that many are grateful and pleased. But the issue he raised -- dying on one's own terms -- continues on. When the Detroit area pathologist died on June 3 the...
Tags: Health, Florida, Justice System, Michigan, California
The Religion WorldThe Catholic bishops of the United States will debate and vote on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on...
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) -- A lawyer and friend of Jack Kevorkian says the assisted suicide advocate has died at a Detroit-area hospital at the age of 83. Mayer Morganroth tells The Associated Press that Kevorkian died Friday morning at William Beaumont...
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