After a Minnesota hospital decided to cut off the oxygen supply needed by a 64-year-old lung cancer patient, the woman’s impassioned YouTube plea rallied the public – and lawyers – who came to her defense and saved her life.
Hawaii’s Governor David Ige (D) signed a new law into force that will allow terminally ill patients to end their lives by assisted suicide.
A Colombian woman who was the victim of a severely disfiguring acid attack and who planned to end her life later this month changed her mind on the spot after speaking with Pope Francis.
A young seminarian with incurable brain cancer is praying that 29 year-old Brittany Maynard, who is suffering the same plight and publicly announced plans to take her life with prescription drugs on November 1, is asking her to choose to fight instead so that her life and witness can be an example and inspiration to others.
No one thought Miguel Parrondo would ever wake up. Involved in a serious car accident in which one person died, he lay in a coma for 15 years until one morning in 2002 when his eyes suddenly opened.
Two 45 year-old twins who were born deaf were permitted to be euthanized by lethal injection under Belgium law after they discovered that they had glaucoma and would soon to go blind.
In what some are saying is an effort to save money and available beds in the UK’s state-run health care system, a doctor has revealed that sick children are being placed on controversial “death pathways” previously used only for the elderly and terminally-ill adults.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Dutch have been pushing the envelope for years when it comes to who they are willing to euthanize, but the latest case of a woman who was killed because of her macular degeneration have many wondering what has become of medical ethics in the Netherlands.