Between 1999 and 2001, I helped eight people die, including the poet Al Purdy. Now, as I prepare to take my own life, I’m ready to tell my story

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday, allowing terminally ill patients to obtain lethal medication to end their lives

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The Death Treatment

June 17, 2015

When should people with a non-terminal illness be helped to die?

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Issue gained traction after Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon to end her life in November

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The advocacy group Compassion & Choices says that bills on aid-in-dying have been introduced this year in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Utah. Court cases have surfaced in New York and California

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The Supreme Court of Canada says a law that makes it illegal for anyone to help a person commit suicide should be amended to allow doctors to help in specific situations. 1993 Rodriguez decision ruled against giving terminally ill the right to die

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A group of patients and doctors are filing a lawsuit Wednesday asking New York courts to rule that medically-assisted suicide is legal in the state

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Focus On: Jack Kevorkian

September 2, 2010

Recent HBO films put “Dr. Death” back in the spotlight. Despite popular sympathies, critics say Kevorkian flouted the ethical duties of a doctor.

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