While I have absolutely zero tolerance for a news outlet to slant its news coverage and/or alter the facts to further one political agenda, I believe there absolutely is a place for opinion in a newscast.
"Every object has a story and this object has stories that are unlike anything else."
I have been haunted by a deathbed promise I made 24 years ago. But now with the Aid in Dying movement growing, it's time to break my silence and lend a voice to help terminally ill people control their end of life.
This is the way my mother died -- by choice, after much research that we did together, in a nursing home that both permitted and facilitated the process and after 13 days with little demonstrable suffering.
This whole argument boils down to a simple premise: who is in charge of our lives? Doctors? Politicians? Religious leaders? Or Us? Are we so feeble minded that we cannot be trusted to be responsible for our own existence?
If you have visited a news oriented website recently, you have likely heard the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who has an inoperable brain tumor. Rather than let the tumor dictate the terms of her death, she proactively sought an option that would allow her to end her life in a dignified and humane fashion.
"Coma" - 28X34 - oil on canvas - 1996 - $45,000 "He is noted in the art world for his unique vision that only a pathologist
Would Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, really want his fellow man to suffer? The problem is Christians love to quote the
"Mike Murphy, the coroner for Clark County, Nevada, and past president of the International Association of Coroners and Medical
The ruling by Judge Nan Nash of the New Mexico Second Judicial District would make New Mexico the fifth state to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to terminal patients.
As for the Obama-hugging Christie, who continues to thumb his nose at the crazies in his purview, I can hardly wait to see him at the 2016 debates squaring off against what is sure to be a crop of deranged opponents.
How can we care for the elderly and poor while not bankrupting ourselves? My modest proposal turns the problem completely around. Rather than the poor and elderly being the cause of the problem, they instantaneously become its cure.
The states have the power to allow and regulate assisted suicide or to prohibit it, and with enough pressure from critical thinkers we will someday have the freedom to end our lives with dignity. If enough critical thinkers band together, someday we'll be able to live and die on our own terms.
To conclude the program, Dr. Phil finally presented a guest with an opposing viewpoint. However, she was only identified
Morganorth says the library is trying to profit from Kevorkian's fame. A countersuit will be filed later this week in federal
In the next 20 years, I imagine we will witness the options for end of life choice and control expand for those facing chronic or terminal illness, pain, meaninglessness and even boredom.
I believe that he should actually be thanked because Dr. Kevorkian raised the awareness that we don't do dying well, particularly when people are suffering and in physical pain.
My family didn't always have deep discussions but we talked openly about death -- thanks to Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
The dying deserve choices in everything from choice of care to choice of where to receive it. Whether to pray or sit quietly. Whether to have visitors. Whether to see a spiritual guide.