A bill legalizing physician-assisted death for terminally ill patients in Colorado is being drafted and would probably be introduced later this year. Roland Halpern, the regional director of Compassion and Choices in Denver, said surveys show that 90 percent of people ages 65 and older want to die at home but only 24 percent have […]
Monthly Archive for November, 2014
Oregon’s first-in-the-nation Death with Dignity law turned 20 this month, establishing a substantial record of who dies and why. As of last year, 1,173 Oregonians have qualified for lethal prescriptions, and 752 patients have used them to end their lives. The typical participant was white, well-educated, over 65 years old and suffering from terminal cancer. […]
Brittany Maynard took her life on the day she had predicted, Saturday, November 1, 2014. A brave person who faced up realistically to the tragedy in her life. Her story has had an impact. About 70 terminal residents every year in Oregon use this law to hasten their ends.