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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada Is Legalizing Assisted Suicide, But That Doesn't Mean Doctors Will Do It
The future of medically assisted death is anything but certain.
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.
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.
'Exit Guides' Straddle the Line Between Freedom of Speech and Murder
An interview with Dr. Faye Girsh about her work helping people die well.
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