Man Cleared After Killing Mother Who Had Alzheimer’s

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.

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Oregon Archbishop Weighs in on Impending Maynard Suicide

The drugs Brittany will take to end her life.

The drugs Brittany Maynard will take to end her life on November 1.

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”.

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Montana To Allow Assisted Suicide

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

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.

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