Maine Sends Bill Legalizing Suicide to the Governor

Maine Sends Bill Legalizing Suicide to the Governor

The state legislatures of Maine have sent to the state’s Democratic governor a bill which would legalize suicide for people who are terminally ill. The “Maine Death with Dignity Act” will permit patients who are mentally competent, 18 years old or over to request medication from a medical professional to help them commit suicide. Governor […]

Assisted Suicide and Its Future in the U.S.

Assisted Suicide and Its Future in the U.S.

By now, most Americans have seen the smiling face of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard holding a puppy while relaxing on a lounge chair. But what most have not considered are the months leading up to Maynard’s decision to end her life through Oregon’s assisted suicide program and the decisions impact on the future of end-of-life legislation in the […]

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