Australian botanist and ecologist David Goodall's procedure took place today.
The crowdfunder for David Goodall's final journey exceeded its target, raising more than 20,000 Australian dollars ($15,000).
An 81-year-old woman was kept alive against her wishes, and her living will. Her family has now been compensated for the mistake.
The law becomes effective on Jan. 1.
Membership figures for right-to-die organisations in Switzerland have reached the tens of thousands.
Doctors and patients are suing New York state to change the "Assisted Suicide Statute" so that physicians can prescribe life-ending medication.
"This is playing with life," Francis said. "Beware, because this is a sin against the creator."
Will the state be the fifth to expand end of life options?
Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill woman who made recent headlines for spending her last days advocating for the right to die, took life-ending medication on Saturday, as planned.
Five states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. Is it time for more?