News tagged with assisted suicide

Dutch pensioner's decision: when to die with dignity

With a deadly dose of barbiturates stashed in his home in a small eastern Dutch town, pensioner Hans Hillebrand is a "self-determinist": he alone wants to decide when it's time to die with dignity.

Mar 31, 2012
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Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.

Nov 03, 2014
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British court: Right-to-die case can proceed

(AP) -- In a case that challenges Britain's definition of murder, a severely disabled man who says his life has no "privacy or dignity" will be granted a hearing on his request that a doctor be allowed to ...

Mar 12, 2012
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