A 53-year-old man, who threw his mother off of a balcony to her death because she was suffering from Alzheimers disease was cleared of murder by a judge who said he “acted out of love” – a decision that is raising troubling new ethical questions.
Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of the Diocese of Portland, Oregon says the kind of death chosen by 29 year-old brain cancer victim, Brittany Maynard, who is planning to die on Saturday, “sows confusion about the purpose of life and death”.
by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
During a June 18 interview with CNN’s Larry King, convicted murderer Jack Kevorkian admitted to not only to killing the man for whom he spent eight years in prison, but also to a woman years earlier.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
As a result of a judge’s ruling, Montana has become the third state to legalize physician-assisted suicide by allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients without threat of criminal prosecution. The man who brought the case died naturally on the same day the decision was handed down.