SALEM, Ore. — Peter Rasmussen supported Oregon’s Death with Dignity ballot measure in the 1990s, and his medical career at times took a hit from his controversial stance.
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CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A letter written by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and signed by Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh faith leaders claimed the defeated bill crossed “a legal and ethical Rubicon.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the Legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope has condemned the assisted suicide movement, which he considers to be a symptom of today’s “throw-away culture” that views the sick and elderly as a drain on society.
(RNS) Already, Brittany Maynard’s decision has reignited hotly contested debates as to whether physician-assisted suicide should be expanded beyond the five states where it is legal.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Communication, physical independence and enjoyment in daily life are more important to a good quality of life than freedom from severe pain, according to a new survey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans hold strong views on the care they want — or don’t want — if they are faced with an incurable disease. A new survey from Pew Research finds that the number of those who would fight death to the bitter end is growing.
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.