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Euthanasia

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  • Letters: Wishing to die

    Re "The case against assisted suicide," Letters, Nov. 14 Regarding Marilyn Golden's objection to assisted suicide, let's hope that she never has to "legally receive palliative sedation, in which [the terminally ill] are sedated while their underlying...
  • New Mexico judge affirms right to 'aid in dying'

    Aja Riggs, 50, thought a lot about dying after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She endured surgery in October 2011, then underwent aggressive chemotherapy that made her feel as if her skin was burning. She was constantly tired. Then doctors found...
  • Booth Gardner dies at 76; former Washington state governor

    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...
  • Vermont House OKs right-to-die bill; governor expected to sign it

    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&...
  • D.A. won't prosecute 88-year-old man in wife's suicide

     
    On March 20, Purdy’s wife, Margaret, 84, commited suicide after years of unrelenting pain from a variety of ailments. The couple was married for a decade. Purdy, a semi-retired engineer, did not try to stop her as she swallowed apple sauce mixed...
  • Here's one prediction you can take to the bank: In 2016, Focus on the Family will still be spewing paranoid nonsense

     
    In advance of the 2008 election, Focus on the Family released "Letter from 2012 in Obama’s America," warning their followers what life would be like in the fall of 2012 were Barack Obama to be elected. It's both frightening and......
  • Should state have a right-to-die law?

    Should state have a right-to-die law?
    A “right-to-die” bill may again surface in the legislature next year. Physician-assisted suicide is legal in Oregon and Washington state, but illegal here. The legislature has looked at the issue at least twice, but a bill has not become law....
  • Compassionate Care Better Option Than Suicide

    A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
  • Suicide At Life's End Is A Slippery, Messy Slope

    There 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...
  • Lake teen becomes powerful lobbyist for thousands of 'misfit' cats, dogs

    Lake teen becomes powerful lobbyist for thousands of 'misfit' cats, dogs
    It began last summer when Halie Weber went to adopt a dog. Then 16, Halie and her mother were trying to choose from a pair of pooches at Lake County Animal Services when they learned that the one left behind would be euthanized the next day —...
  • Connecticut Needs to Deal With Its Feral Cat Problem

    Connecticut Needs to Deal With Its Feral Cat Problem
    Nobody knows how many are out there or how much damage they do. They are stealthy, nocturnal predators; often diseased; sometimes despised; living and breeding in dumps and abandoned buildings, by apartment dumpsters and barns; avoiding humans, even...
  • Peter Goodwin dies at 83; doctor helped craft Death With Dignity Act

    Peter Goodwin dies at 83; doctor helped craft Death With Dignity Act
    In 1970 a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Dr. Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Goodwin for pills to end his life. His...