Right-to-die

Christy O'Donnell is 43 years old and has terminal cancer. A single mother, a former cop and a practicing attorney, she wants the world to know how the lack of end-of-life options in California is affecting her final days.(Compassion & Choices/YouTube)

Christian California Mother With Terminal Cancer Files Lawsuit To Die Her Way

A terminally ill single mother from Southern California is fighting for the right to have a doctor provide her medication so she can end her life peacefully and painlessly.

05/18/2015

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WATCH: Family Releases Final Brittany Maynard Video As Calif. Debates Right To Die Law

In a video recorded 19 days before Brittany Maynard took life-ending drugs, she tells California lawmakers that no one should have to leave home to legally kill themselves under the care of a doctor.

03/26/2015

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Family Of Terminally Ill Woman Who Ended Her Life Unveiling New Video To Support Right-To-Die Law In California

The family of Brittany Maynard will release a new video recorded before her death of her testimony in support of California’s proposed aid-in-dying legislation ahead of a committee vote Wednesday.

03/25/2015

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SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

A San Francisco cancer patient and a team of right-to-die advocates are suing to make it possible for a doctor to prescribe medication that induces death to a terminally ill patient without the threat of prosecution.

02/11/2015

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California Lawmakers Push For Right-To-Die Law After 29-Year-Old Woman With Brain Cancer Ended Her Life

The proposal would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending medication nearly a decade after similar legislation failed. Terminally ill patients can legally take their lives in five states, including Oregon.

01/20/2015

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Vatican Official Calls Brittany Maynard’s Cancer-Driven Suicide ‘Reprehensible’

A top ethics official at the the Vatican calls the decision of a former San Francisco woman who to end her own life rather than play out her battle with terminal brain cancer “reprehensible.”

11/04/2014

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Terri Schiavo Foundation Working With Family To Relocate Jahi McMath

The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network has been working behind the scenes to help get 13-year-old Jahi McMath moved to a care facility.

01/01/2014