A terminally ill patient in the hospital
August 1st, 2019

This week, New Jersey becomes the seventh state to allow physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. While advocates for death with dignity laws are celebrating a legislative win, the law has some notable opponents- including most religious denominations and the American Medical Association. Continue reading

May 31st, 2017

Tormented by an incurable disease, John Shields knew that dying meant playing the waiting game, slowly watching quality of life slip away and agony mount. Death would come, but it wouldn’t be quick or painless by any means. So he chose assisted suicide. Where do you stand on the issue? Continue reading

A revolver containing medication.
August 27th, 2016

In 1998, Oregon passed the Death With Dignity Act, becoming the first state to allow people with terminal illnesses to voluntarily end their lives. The process works like this: the patient consults a physician, who can then choose to write … Continue reading

October 5th, 2015

Assisted suicide, or dying with dignity, is one of the most hotly debated issues in global politics. It is the act of giving a person who is terminally ill prescription medications that will help them pass away peacefully. It is … Continue reading