Advocates of assisted suicide hoped the high profile suicide of a 29 year-old brain cancer victim named Brittany Maynard last fall would revive efforts to make assisted suicide legal across the country, but measures introduced in four states have already stalled due to lack of support.
A woman who was six-months pregnant was shot and killed by her boyfriend on April 19, but used the last of her strength to dial 9-1-1 and tell a dispatcher where she was in order to save her unborn daughter’s life.
A lesbian couple from Canada is suing the parent company of a local sperm bank for allegedly misrepresenting the donor whose sperm they used to produce a child, saying they were told he was a highly educated engineer but who was later discovered to be a schizophrenic criminal.
In an effort to destigmatize the destruction of the unborn, a new DIY abortion clinic is set to open in an upscale Maryland neighborhood and will offer clients abortion pills in a “spa like” atmosphere.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
While lawmakers across the country are focusing on whether or not to allow terminally ill patients the right to die, dozens of states have launched a new trend to give terminally ill patients the “right to try” experimental drugs that might just save their lives.