right to die

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

After Watching Mother Suffer Before Death, Connecticut Senator Pushes For Right-To-Die Bill

Sen. Gary Winfield became a co-sponsor of legislation after watching his own mother die in agonizing death from an illness he says painkillers couldn’t help.


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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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.


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.