Most people accept that painlessly ending the suffering of animals is an act of compassion. As a veterinarian I often had the decision to put an animal to sleep placed in my hands, because animals cannot give consent. Yet even when we give consent and beg for help, the law denies humans the same compassion.
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‘Downton Abbey’ star Samantha Bond has revealed she wishes she’d been able to help her mother die. Pierce Brosnan’s former big screen Mi Moneypenny explains that her mother died in 2000 from bowel c...
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It's one of the most personal and interesting questions you can ask someone. And yet, generally, here in Australia, we don't ask. Death is seen as a kind of taboo -- something sad and heavy, too dark to talk about. But what about the kind where you get to choose? Why aren't we discussing euthanasia?
The "death with dignity" movement marked a victory in California Friday when the state Senate pa ed a bill allowing terminally ill patients to end their own lives with the help of a physician. The En...