assisted suicide


Meet the Woman Who's Picked Her Own Death Date

"I don't want someone else deciding for me whether I'm ready to die or not. I'm not a child anymore – I know what I want."


An Australian Doctor Built a Machine That Helps People Die

"After a minute and a half, you feel disoriented. In five minutes, you're gone."


A Letter Signed by 600 Detainees on Manus Island Pleads for Their Assisted Suicide

I asked its author what the hell is going on over there.


Death Rights Behind Bars

Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.


Should We Stop Using the Phrase 'Assisted Suicide'?

Terms like "aid in dying" paint a better picture of end-of-life decisions, and could give people with terminal illnesses a way to work around laws.


Ten Years After Hunter S. Thompson's Death, the Debate Over Suicide Rages On

The sticking point, of course, is what constitutes a justifiable reason to kill yourself—or have a doctor do so for you.


Australia's Euthanasia Loophole

How does euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke sell his suicide equipment? According to him, it's for home brewing.


​Right-to-Die Advocate Brittany Maynard Took Her Life This Weekend

On Saturday Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old right-to-die advocate, ended her life as promised, after battling a terminal brain tumor.


Dr. Atul Gawande Wants Us to Die Better

That means figuring out what we want out of the end of our lives and acknowledging that the medical establishment does a pretty lousy job at preparing people to die.