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An attempt to legalize assisted dying in Guernsey has been defeated in the island’s parliament after a three-day debate. If it had passed, Guernsey would have become the first place in the British Isles to offer euthanasia for people with terminal illnesses. Read more...

Just a week after 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall made international headlines by choosing to end his life in Switzerland using Swiss group Eternal Spirit, the founder of the assisted dying association Dignitas is appearing in a Zurich district court. Ludwig Minelli is the founder of...

When getting coverage for life-saving care is this hard and assisted suicide is always cheap, the pressure to choose assisted suicide rather than submit to repeated, crushing denials and relentless fight for coverage you might not get is overwhelming. Not everyone is as lucky as...

A California judge on Tuesday threw out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia did not rule on the legality of allowing physician-assisted death, but he...

A Riverside County judge overturned California's physician-assisted suicide law on Tuesday, giving the state attorney general five days to file an appeal to keep the law in place. California's law, which allows terminally ill patients to request lethal medications from their doctors, has been the subject...

Last November, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took commendable action to confront an uncomfortable topic and a horrific reality: Suicide, he said, had become a statewide public health crisis. Calling the state’s sudden spike in suicides “unacceptable” (New York now ranks 5th in the nation), he said that...

  It is no surprise to me that, a whole year after the District of Columbia enacted a law to allow assisted suicide, just two out of approximately 11,000 licensed D.C. physicians are willing to participate. On top of that only one hospital has cleared doctors...