Bonnie Steinbock argues that the case for absolute exclusion of psychiatric conditions has not been made. It may be justified, in some cases and under certain conditions. Assisted death should always be a last resort, whether the condition prompting the request is physical illness or psychiatric condition

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Each year, nearly three times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide. More Americans kill themselves than die from breast cancer

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In the Blink of an Eye

September 8, 2015

Some people suffer eye pain so excruciating they feel suicidal, yet ophthalmologists see nothing wrong. Meet the 82-year-old doctor whose radical idea about the real source of this pain is turning heads

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Russia has strict rules on dispensing painkillers. Family members say some cancer patients killed themselves because they could not obtain the medicine and the pain was too great

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Senate Bill 128, the End of Life Option Act, had already cleared the state Senate, but faced opposition in the Assembly Health Committee. That included a group of southern California Democrats, almost all of whom are Latino, after the archbishop of Los Angeles increased its advocacy efforts in opposition to the bill

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Opponents of a proposed California bill to legalize the practice argue that it may make it easier for people with disabilities to end their lives—and leave them vulnerable to coercion

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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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California Dying

June 2, 2015

Gerald Dworkin: I am finishing the six months a year that I live in California. While here I have been working on the campaign, led by an organization called Compassion and Choices, to get a bill passed by the California legislature–SB128. This is a bill to allow medically-assisted dying in the state of California

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