Right-Wing Blogger Accuses Diane Rehm of 'Starving Husband to Death'

NPR host Diane Rehm has given several extremely raw interviews recently about her husband John's death last year, when he was in the last stages of Parkinson's disease. His doctor was based in Maryland, where physician-assisted suicide is illegal, and he was unable to help him die. John chose instead to stop eating… » 2/16/15 6:50pm 2/16/15 6:50pm

Patronizing 'Pro-Life' Groups Are Telling Brittany Maynard How to Die

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman terminally ill with brain cancer, has been in the news for weeks, first for the heartbreaking video she made about her desire to be able to die with dignity through assisted suicide and, earlier this week, for a follow-up video saying that she may not choose to die on November 1… » 10/31/14 11:30am 10/31/14 11:30am

Downer Alert: Letting Grandpa Die, And Other Stories

I remember once overhearing the following when my mom was on the phone with her aging father: "Well, has mom agreed » 11/11/08 3:20pm 11/11/08 3:20pm to this?" "That's not a suicide pact, Dad. It's a murder-suicide." Not to get all 'Lives' on everyone, but a in today's "Science Times" made me think of me, me, me! Or, at any rate, my family.It's the…