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UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.

Bill to legalize assisted suicide in Maine goes to governor

The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state’s tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.


Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said.


High court pick Gorsuch is harsh critic of assisted suicide

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made it clear in a book and other writings what he thinks about assisted suicide and euthanasia: He’s not a fan. In his 2006 book, …


Oregon woman accused of helping roommate commit fiery suicide

A 75-year-old woman whose roommate died in a fiery suicide has been indicted on a charge she provided help.


Terminally ill can face death on own terms

On June 9, eight months after it was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, California’s controversial End of Life Option Act became active. The law allows mentally capable adults, …


Kathleen Parker: Right-to-die laws raise questions

Basically, I’d like to have the means to end my own life on my own terms when my body has clearly called it quits. I’m just not sure I like …


Canada assisted suicide bill precludes tourists

Canada has introduced a new assisted suicide law that will only apply to Canadians and residents, meaning Americans won’t be able to travel to Canada to die.


Idaho Senate passes bill to make assisted suicide a felony

BOISE – The Idaho Senate voted overwhelmingly Friday to make assisted suicide a felony, revoke the licenses of doctors who violate the law and allow people to get injunctions to …


Assisted suicide initative foes lose U.S. Supreme Court appeal

OLYMPIA – The U.S. Supreme Court answered once and for all Tuesday whether a conservative group can hide the names of donors to a campaign against an assisted suicide initiative. …


Idaho panel OKs assisted suicide bill

BOISE – Amid quotes from Scripture and urgings from anti-abortion activists, an Idaho Senate committee on Wednesday approved legislation to outlaw assisted suicide in the state, making it a felony. …


Booth Gardner film nominated for Academy Award

Booth Gardner says he no longer dwells on death. He’s got a lot going on in his life.


Suicide doses for 63 in 9 months of Wash. law

The state of Washington says 63 suicide prescriptions were dispensed during the first nine months of the state’s Death with Dignity Act.


Mont. court: State law doesn’t prevent assisted suicide

The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure.


Drugs brought 11 deaths

SEATTLE – Eleven people have used prescribed drugs to end their lives during the first six months after a Washington state law took effect allowing assisted suicides for terminally ill …


11 end lives under assisted suicide law

SEATTLE — Eleven people have used prescribed drugs to end their lives during the first six months after a Washington state law took effect allowing assisted suicides for terminally ill …


Cal Thomas: ‘Right to die’ packs a punch

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – While America debates whether the federal government should dictate which insurance policies and medical treatments it will allow us to have, here in the United Kingdom, …


Wash. state has first death under new suicide law

OLYMPIA — A 66-year-old woman from Sequim is the first person to die under the state’s new assisted suicide law.


Guest Opinion: Death with Dignity a law, but unavailable

On March 5, one day after Washington’s Death with Dignity Act took effect, my grandfather was taken to the hospital and admitted for low sugar diabetes. Two days later, on …


Two prescriptions filled for assisted suicide

SEATTLE – Two prescriptions have been filled for life-ending drugs under Washington’s new assisted suicide law, state health officials said Thursday. Health Department spokesman Tim Church said he could not …


Hospitals won’t help patients end lives

Spokane hospitals will not allow physicians to prescribe or administer lethal doses of medication to terminally ill patients, opting out of a voter-approved initiative that allows the controversial practice. Executives …


Resistance to I-1000

While Washington voters made it legal for doctors to help terminally ill residents end their lives, opponents of the assisted suicide measure indicated Wednesday they will continue to resist the …


Kevorkian Linked To 27th Suicide

Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently took part in suicide No. 27, that of a 48-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis whose bathrobe-clad body was found in Kevorkian’s battered van outside the coroner’s …


Kevorkian Helps With 26th Suicide

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