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Editor’s note: The Colorado General Assembly is considering House Bill 16-1054, which would allow assisted suicides in the state. According to Colorado’s legislative website: “The bill enacts the ‘Colorado End-of-life Options Act’ ...

Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths. Approving the bill, whose opponents included the Catholic Church, appeared...

A Nashville judge has ruled against a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill and wants to die by assisted suicide. A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill cannot die by assisted suicide, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying doctors engaging in such a...

Friday the California legislature passed a bill to allow assisted suicide that, with Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, would make the country's most populous state the fifth to allow terminally ill residents to end their life. Rep. Lois Court, a Denver Democrat, aims to make Colorado...

Kelsey Harkness / August 12, 2015 The New Mexico Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling on Tuesday that had created a right for doctors to help terminally ill patients die. Siding with the state’s attorney general, the appeals court ruled against physician-assisted suicide, and said,...

JULY 24, 2015 - APRIL DEMBOSKY Three terminally ill patients lost a court battle in California Friday over whether they should have the right to request and take lethal medication to hasten their deaths. San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack said he would dismiss the case,...

CA law that prohibits a doctor from assisted suicide is constitutional, judge says A Superior Court judge’s ruling Friday effectively halts a lawsuit seeking protections for California doctors who want to help terminally ill patients end their lives. The lawsuit, filed in May on behalf of a...