Rise of the DIY Death Machines
In 1996, Philip Nitschke used a computer to facilitate the first legal euthanasia in history. Today, he is teaching elderly people how to buy Bitcoin, use encrypted messaging, and navigate the dark web to end their lives on their own terms.
The Painful Battle of Fighting for the Right to Die
Omid suffers from a rare nervous system disorder that will slowly and painfully kill him. He's crowdfunding a legal challenge for the right to die how he wants.
Everything You Need to Know About Canada’s Messy Euthanasia Debate
The big vote on assisted dying legislation was slated for Thursday in Canada's House of Commons, but an altercation involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a female legislator the previous day means it could be delayed.
Canada's Assisted Suicide Law Doesn't Go Far Enough, Some Say
At issue is the narrowness of the proposed law, which restricts medically-assisted death to mentally-sound adults over 18 who have a "serious and incurable illness, disease or disability" and voluntarily consent to die.
Canadians Are Asking Courts to Let Them Die Before New Rules Kick In
As the deadline looms for the federal government to come up with new legislation allowing for doctor-assisted death, an unprecedented number of Canadians are exploring how they might end their lives sooner.