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Euthanasia

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  • Belgium extends euthanasia law

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Phillipe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Letters: Life, death and children

    Re "A humane stance on dying kids," Opinion, Feb. 20 Unsettling decisions regarding a child's "right to die" and whether his or her life measures up anymore must be determined carefully. Members of a medical and psychosocial team, as well as the patient...
  • In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Culture of death (continued)

    During the Christmas season when many celebrate a unique and miraculous birth, what the late Pope John Paul II called "a culture of death" continues its march. Last week, the upper house of the Belgian Senate voted to extend a 2002 law legalizing...
  • Man's slaying of sister in convalescent home called 'mercy killing'

    Man's slaying of sister in convalescent home called 'mercy killing'
    A woman who authorities say was shot and killed by her brother Wednesday as she lay in a vegetative state in a North Hills convalescent home was identified as Lisa Nave, 58. Before the 60-year-old man killed his sister with a small-caliber handgun, he...
  • Man charged with murder in 'mercy killing' of wife and sister

    A Canyon Country man was charged Friday with murder in the deaths of his 68-year-old wife and 59-year-old sister, in what police have described as a possible "mercy killing." Lance Anderson, 60, also faces special circumstance allegations of...
  • No joke: Popular cartoonist's online tirade poses serious questions about dying

     
    Wednesday's print column There was nothing funny about Saturday’s blog post by author Scott Adams, creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip.. “I hope my father dies soon,” it began. “And while I'm at it, I might want you to...
  • Los Angeles may become a 'sanctuary city' for cat lovers

    Los Angeles may become a 'sanctuary city' for cat lovers
    Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz has proposed raising the number of cats that Los Angeles residents can have in their homes from three to five. I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, no, I’m already over the limit. What will I do...
  • Pottsville assisted suicide case could impact end-of-life care laws in Pennsylvania

     
    There's a question that continues to surface in the case of Barbara Mancini, the Philladelphia nurse charged with assisted suicide for giving morphine to her 93-year-old, terminally ill father: Why is the Attorney General's Office investing its...
  • 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...
  • Letters: The case against assisted suicide

    Re "A chilling end-of-life case," Column, Nov. 6 Steve Lopez did not mention why assisted-suicide legislation failed three times in deep-blue California. A broad coalition of disability rights organizations, independent living groups, doctors and...
  • Pennsylvania case a chilling one for death-with-dignity advocates

    I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini. But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...