right-to-die

right-to-die

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."
Estelle Dellaire
9.19.18
Final Exit

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.29.18
death

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.
Oscar Rickett
3.14.18
right-to-die

Doctor-Assisted Dying Has Been ‘Normalized’ in Canada in Just One Year

At Canada’s biggest hospital network, 19 patients had a medically assisted death in 2016-17.
Kate Lunau
5.24.17
News

Canadians Should Have Easy Access to Doctor-Assisted Death, Lawmakers Say

Most controversially, the report says that assisted death should be available to those with mental illnesses or psychiatric conditions, and eventually, to minors.
Josh Visser
2.25.16
Post Mortem

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.
Simon Davis
8.21.15
News

Canada Is Legalizing Assisted Suicide, But That Doesn't Mean Doctors Will Do It

The future of medically assisted death is anything but certain.
Jordan Pearson
8.18.15
Stuff

Remembering the Wizardry of Terry Pratchett

The beloved author, who died yesterday, will be remembered for his insane work ethic and being one of the nicest men to ever put a pen to paper.
Gavin Haynes
3.13.15
News

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.
Josiah Hesse
2.20.15
Stuff

'Exit Guides' Straddle the Line Between Freedom of Speech and Murder

An interview with Dr. Faye Girsh about her work helping people die well.
Roc Morin
12.10.14
News

​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.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
11.3.14