Twenty years ago, no one in the United States could claim a right to "physician aid in dying" (also called "physician-assisted suicide"). Today, more than 52 million Americans can.
The End of Life Option Act goes into effect in California on June 9, 2016, joining a handful of other states with similar legislation. The law empowers a terminally ill adult to request and receive a drug to hasten death.
I have lived with the reality of a premature death for more than four years. Today, I live with blackouts, blindness, convulsions and more. Aside from these horrific symptoms, I live in constant fear of even worse days that lie ahead. What crime did I commit to be forced to die this way?
Democrats have vowed to make the bill inspired by Brittany Maynard a priority.
California Physicians Drop Opposition To Right-To-Die Bill In 'Breakthrough' For Death With Dignity Movement
The California Medical Association, which represents more than 40,000 physicians in the Golden State, removed language from
In a video for Compassion & Choices that was recorded in March, she said the reason she became a lawyer was because she loves
Our first year of marriage was not the honeymoon Harlan and I envisioned. At a time when I should have been writing him sweet love notes, instead I wrote him into my health care directive.
Death with dignity is an issue with consistent majority support that somehow endures being described as "controversial." But a vocal minority has been given a disproportionately outsized platform.