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DETROIT (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 (MAY'-uhr) Morganroth tells The Associated Press that Kevorkian died Friday morning at William...
Tags: Michigan, Suicide, Hospitals and Clinics, Sebastian Bach, Crimes
Reuters(In May 20 story, corrects Edward Mahoney's affiliation to Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare, not True Dignity Vermont) By Jason McLure May 20 (Reuters) - Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who...
Tags: Lawyers, Peter Shumlin, Chemical Industry, Ethics, Suicide
Reuters(Reuters) - Vermont on Monday became the fourth U.S. state to end legal penalties for doctors who prescribe medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives. The law, which includes a number of safeguards over the next three years...
ReutersBy Scott Malone BOSTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Vermont is poised to become the third U.S. state to allow doctor-assisted suicide, after its legislature passed a bill allowing physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill passed...
Vermont is on track to become the fourth state to allow severely ill patients to end their lives under medical supervision. The state’s House of Representatives voted 75 to 65 on Monday night to approve the “Patient Choice at End of Life&...
ReutersBy By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Two paralysed British men who want to die but cannot kill themselves went to court on Monday seeking protection from prosecution for those who could help them end their lives. The case is one of the...
Tags: Laws, Lawyers, Morphine (drug), Euthanasia, Justice System
A majority of Americans support the idea of allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of their doctors. For instance, 55% of people questioned for the NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll last year said they were in favor of...
Booth Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was...
Tags: Government, Weyerhaeuser Company, Elections, Suicide, Laws
There does not seem to be any middle ground on the issue of physician-assisted suicide. In fact, going by the reactions to Friday's column on that topic, there is no support for any ground other than that for the right of individuals to make end-of-life...
Savor the victory. The power structure conspired to perpetuate hell for Mildred and Elwood "Woody" Osman of Cherryville, but they prevailed. After 64 years of marriage, Woody took a .38-caliber revolver to the hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital in...
ReporterAndrea Shreeman is an actress in California, but she grew up in Roanoke. Now she's hoping to make a movie here. We first met Shreeman last summer when she was making her pitch to potential investors. She's back in town now, redoubling her efforts to...
The Hartford CourantThere is little dignity in killing yourself with prescribed medication from a doctor. Contrary to the image of peacefully resting in a chair or bed, surrounded by loved ones, after ingesting drugs prescribed by a trusted physician, the reality of...
Jun 3, 2011 |Story| AP Broadcast
May 21, 2013 |Story| Reuters
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May 14, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 14, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Apr 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 26, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 21, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| WDBJ7
Jan 11, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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