A judge struck down assisted suicide in California, saying state lawmakers improperly enacted the law allowing patients deemed terminally ill to kill themselves.
The widow of Marine-turned-anti-euthanasia activist J.J. Hanson is asking lawmakers to vote down a bid to legalize assisted suicide.
The Washington, D.C., Department of Health said its assisted-suicide program is designed to protect vulnerable patients, disputing criticism from advocates that it has hampered access to lethal medication.
Zero people have obtained lethal doses of medication in Washington, D.C., since the District legalized physician-assisted suicide in 2017.
Two of the most liberal states in the country killed off legislation that would have legalized assisted suicide.
Doctors in Massachusetts are speaking out against a proposal to approve physician-assisted suicide, arguing that its End of Life Options Act could force all doctors to participate in doling out lethal medication and pressure patients into suicide.
Republican lawmakers condemned the spread of physician-assisted suicides at a Wednesday press conference as more states consider legalizing the practice.
New York’s highest court unanimously upheld the state’s ban on assisted suicide, rejecting a bid from advocates to declare it a constitutional right.
The District of Columbia has begun implementing its physician-assisted suicide law in spite of a looming clash with the Republican-controlled Congress.
A bill that would have legalized assisted suicide in Nevada died in an Assembly committee as the 2017 legislative session expired.