The "fiercely independent" mom says she wants to die on her own terms, but is currently restricted by law from doing so.
Victor Escobar will be the first Colombian suffering from incurable pain to die from euthanasia while not terminally ill.
Fieger has represented families in cases involving the Columbine school shooting and the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.
An assisted suicide machine's portability gives users the option of choosing where they spend their final moments.
Alta Fixsler's death was a brutal tragedy caused by ableist, utilitarian assumptions about a young girl's "quality of life" by non-disabled people.
The pope's comments come weeks after campaigners in Italy launched a petition to reverse a law banning assisted suicide, making the country the latest in Europe to move toward legalizing the act.
Assisted suicide is a dangerous public policy that threatens Latinos, people with disabilities, our elders and the most vulnerable in society.
A friend of the duo said she believes the victim "begged" to be killed: "I don't believe there was any malice."
Under laws like New Mexico's, our broken, for-profit health system offers some patients suicide prevention, and others suicide help.
After asking a state court to declare that she could not be sanctioned for attempting to help her patient end his life, Dr. Barbara Morris was dismissed from her position.
The death pod is the vision of euthanasia activist Dr. Philip Nitschke and Dutch engineer Alexander Bannink.
Legal experts have expressed concern about the future implications of Friday's involuntary manslaughter guilty verdict for Michelle Carter.
Canadian government has until June 6 to come up with a law to comply with a ban on the practice being overturned by the country's top court.
Patients must request the drugs three times and must sign a form two days before taking the terminal pills.
A new study reveals how many Dutch physicians would consider helping people die to end their nonphysical suffering, such as psychiatric diseases, dementia or being "tired of living."
Doctors and patients are suing New York state to change the "Assisted Suicide Statute" so that physicians can prescribe life-ending medication.
Five states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Is it time for more?