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VAD becomes legal in California

California’s End of Life Option Act became effect on 9 June 2016. California became the fourth and the largest American state to put into effect a law allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives. Californian law-makers approved the legislation, based upon...

Miguel dies without assistance in Puerto Rico

Miguel Carrasquillo died on Sunday in his native Puerto Rico. He was 35. A Chicago resident, Miguel was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive, deadly brain tumor, in 2012...

Canadian bill set to pass House of Commons

On Monday night, with a slightly amended bill to regulate medically assisted death (C-14) reported back to the House of Commons, the margin of approval was more than halved...

Protracted and horrific death by terminal sedation

Laura Phelps’ mother, Dorothy, is dying, but it’s not a good death. She is starving. Laura says, “She wanted us to let her go.” Dorothy’s neurologist and doctors advised stopping artificial hydration and nutrition. https://youtu.be/O-9bAKUljEY...

Governor Jerry Brown’s change of heart

In October 2015, Californian Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, signed off on a voluntary euthanasia law after spending 12 days questioning his moral position and seeking advice from various experts. Governor Jerry Brown showed compassion when he signed the Californian End of Life...