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RIGHT TO DIE
Judge Overturns California's Right-To-Die Law
The state attorney general has five days to file an emergency appeal challenging the ruling.
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Right-To-Die Advocate David Goodall Ends Life Listening To 'Ode To Joy'
The Australian scientist and botanist died at an assisted-dying clinic in Switzerland.
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111 Terminally Ill Californians Have Opted To End Their Own Lives Under New Law
The state's End of Life Option Act went into effect last year.
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Colorado Voters Approve Right-To-Die Initiative
It is the sixth state with a so-called “right-to-die” or “death with dignity” law.
Teen In Chronic Pain Wants 'Last Dance' At Prom Before She Dies
Jerika Bolen, 14, wants to celebrate before she turns off her ventilator and ends her fight against a rare disease.
Californians With Terminal Illness Now Have The Right To Die On Their Own Terms
The law was inspired by Brittany Maynard, who moved to Oregon to end her own life.
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Canada Legalizes Assisted Dying, But Leaves Doctors In Dark On Rules
Government gridlock means there’s no universal set of rules on who can opt to end their lives.
It's My Brain Cancer and My Death
Journalist & Writer
Tracey Gamer-Fanning: Getting this immediate relief came at a high price. I spent over $4,000 in cash every three months
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California Gives Terminally Ill Residents The Right To Die On Their Own Terms
It's an option for patients with no more than six months to live.
Diane Rehm: A Class Act
Writer, Teacher, Editor, Coach
In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years. Rehm's attempt to discover who she will be without her life mate, offers up questions any of us might consider when faced with a loss of similar magnitude.
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Baby Boomers' Last Revolution Will Be Changing the Way We Die, Part 1
shareholder advocate, movie critic
Baby boomers have spent more than half a century revolutionizing the way we live. Now it is time for us to revolutionize
A Bereaved Mother on the Right to Die Bill
Is a multidisciplinary writer at work on her memoir, In the Wo...
We took our baby girl home from the hospital soon after we took her off life support. We signed "Do Not Resuscitate" documents and we were assigned hospice care especially for children. It took 21 days. With each cavernous minute, I prayed for death to be swift.
Single Mom With Terminal Cancer On Why She Fought For California's End Of Life Option Act
The End of Life Option Act, which allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients, was signed
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Right-To-Die Opponents Are Trying To Repeal California's New Law
With 65 percent of Californians in favor of the law, opponents face an uphill battle.
A Grave Decision for Californians!
Joni Eareckson Tada
Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
People with disabilities know how to deal with catastrophic losses, but this loss is too much. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a dangerous bill making California the 5th state to legalize assisted suicide, following Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont.
California Passes Right-To-Die Bill
California became the fifth state to pass legislation allowing terminally ill patients the right to die, but what does it mean? HuffPost breaks it all down
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Right To Die Becomes Law In California
Terminally ill Californians can now take their lives into their own hands.
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