Euthanasia

June 21, 2019 - 4:03 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of helping his terminally ill wife kill herself last year was a loving husband whose spouse was "suffering terribly" from cancer, his lawyer said Friday after a brief court appearance. Kevin Conners, of Westbrook, was arraigned on a manslaughter charge in...
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In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, photo, pro life demonstrators gather outside the Victorian State Parliament, opposing the voluntary assisted dying laws, in Melbourne. Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday, June 19, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 4:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. The process of dying in an assisted suicide after an initial approach to a doctor in Victoria...
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Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signs a bill Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in her office in Augusta, Maine, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve)
June 12, 2019 - 9:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office. "It is...
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June 04, 2019 - 4:19 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Legislature has passed a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. The Democratic-led Maine Senate voted 19-16 Tuesday in favor of the bill. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' office says she not yet taken a position. The Death With Dignity National Center and the Death With...
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In this photo provided by the New Jersey Office of the Governor, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy signs the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act Friday, April 12, 2019 at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. New Jersey is the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life ending medication. (New Jersey Office of the Governor via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 3:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed legislation making New Jersey the seventh state to enact a law permitting terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication. New Jersey will join six other states and the District of Columbia that have similar laws once it goes into effect...
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November 28, 2018 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional. A panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Riverside on Tuesday said doctors who brought the case had no legal standing because they could...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 file photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont poses during an interview with The Associated Press, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002. Thienport is one of the doctors facing charges. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng, file)
November 27, 2018 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002 in the European nation. Three doctors from East Flanders are being investigated on suspicion of...
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The Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo shows the Kahala Nui retirement home in Honolulu. The American Civil Liberties Union demanded that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
November 02, 2018 - 2:48 am
HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive...
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June 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt from a terminally ill man to overturn the country's blanket ban on assisted suicide, ruling that such a decision needs to be made by politicians in Parliament. In a decision released on Wednesday, judges expressed their "deep sympathy...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015 file photo supporters of a measure to allow terminally ill people to end their own life march at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law making the option legal took effect. They added, 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs in 2017, but not everyone used them. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 22, 2018 - 8:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but...
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