right to die

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dolan On Doctor-Assisted Suicide: ‘Real Heroes Are Those Who Die Naturally’

The battle lines are drawn as the Catholic church says it will fight efforts to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.

02/09/2015

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Advocates File Lawsuit Against NYS To Clarify Law On Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Patients and doctors in support of the lawsuit are asking the court to declare patients facing the end of life have a right under the state Constitution to make autonomous decisions about their bodies.

02/04/2015

Grace Sung Eun Lee (credit: Facebook)

NYC Woman Who Fought To Be Taken Off Life Support Dies

Grace Sung Eun Lee died Sunday at her parents’ home. She was 28.

02/13/2013

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Measure Passes NJ Assembly

Under the measure, the lethal medication would only be made available to patients who are told by a doctor that they have six months or less to live.

02/07/2013

Grace Sung Eun Lee (credit: Facebook)

Legal Battle In Right To Die Case Officially Over

Attorneys for 28-year-old Grace Sung Eun Lee and her parents told a state Supreme Court judge that the woman had agreed to designate her father as her health proxy should she become incapacitated and unable to make health decisions for herself.

10/09/2012

Grace Sung Eun Lee (credit: Facebook)

Family Reacts After Terminally Ill Woman Who Won Right To Die Changes Decision

There had been a legal battle about her decision to die after her devoutly religious parents appealed her request to be taken off life support.

10/07/2012