Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

Feb 5, 2016

Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an “order from God” because she was responsible for the Netherlands’ euthanasia law. The suspect, identified only as Bart van U. because of ...

California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Oct 6, 2015

California governor signs right-to-die legislation

California will become the fifth U.S. state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he had signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year. Brown, a lifelong Catholic and ...

Sep 10, 2015

California to become sixth U.S. state to allow euthanasia

California is set to become the sixth American state to approve euthanasia, a controversial issue in the United States fueled by the recent suicide of a woman suffering from terminal cancer. “This is a historic step forward for Californians with terminal illnesses who have ...

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Sep 17, 2014

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing ...