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More Information on Life, Death and Pain from the Medscape Ethics Report
Doctor Assisted Suicide:California Ban Challenged in Court -- by Howard Mintz -- San Jose Mercury News -- February 15, 2015
Assisted Suicide Now Legal in 5 States -- by Erik Eckholm -- New York Times -- February 8, 2014
Fatal Mercies -- by Frank Bruni -- New York Times -- August 10, 2013
A Plea for Assisted Suicide -- by Kayla Penokie -- August 7, 2013
Doctors Really Do Die Differently -- by Ken Murray, MD -- July 17, 2013
I Must Die, My Love, To Rid You of this Burden -- by Sarah-Kate Templeton -- London Sunday Times -- July 14, 2013
Advance Directives Are Often Not Honored -- by Michael Cook -- BIOEdge News -- June 29, 2013
The Old Chestnut of Diluted Helium -- by Derek Humphry -- June 6, 2013
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Archbishop Tutu Endorses Assisted Dying
In a recent statement to the London Observer Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa had this to say: “Yes, I think a lot of people would be upset if I said I wanted assisted dying. I would say I wouldn't mind actually….I have been fortunate to spend my life working for dignity for the living. Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying. I revere the sanctity of life—but not at any cost.”
And about his friend Nelson Mandela’s death: "You could see Madiba was not fully there. He did not speak. He was not connecting. My friend was no longer himself. It (his prolonged dying) was an affront to Madiba's dignity.”
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