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Dying with Dignity

Death is almost inherently scary for all humans. We are all alive and cannot possibly imagine what it would feel like not to be alive. Even saying that does not make much sense as there is no feeling after death–excluding spiritual teachings about an afterlife. 740 more words

Politics

81-year-old grandmother gets "Don't euthanize me" tattoo

Christine Nagel is an 81-year-old grandmother from Calgary.  She’s just had the words, “Don’t euthanize me” tattooed on her arm.

Her decision to get a tattoo comes after Canada legalized assisted suicide last summer. 411 more words

Society

KFL petition to AMA: stay opposed to aiding suicide

The American Medical Association (AMA) is in the process of considering whether to forego its opposition to assisted suicide and “go neutral.”

At its summer meeting, the group voted to further study the issue, after rejecting a proposal from the Louisiana delegation that would retain the AMA’s opposition to physician-assisted suicide. 474 more words

Citizen Action Alert

"Assisted suicide" legalized in nation's capital

As all eyes are focused on the Trump transition, Congress is reviewing a new law that would permit residents of the District of Columbia to take their own lives. 283 more words

Politics

Netherlands Man Suffering from Alcoholism Approved for Euthanasia

In an article dated November 30, 2016, The Washington Times reported that a forty-one-year-old man, Mark Langedijk, was recently approved to be euthanized in the Netherlands —pursuant to a law enacted to allow mercy killing for those undergoing unbearable suffering —due to his his struggle with alcoholism. 93 more words

Bioethics