Category: <span>Overseas</span>

Please, I want to die

Dear representatives and senators of the Colorado General Assembly: There is no bill on this issue in this legislative session, but I’m hoping my statements will encourage you to consider one, if not this year, then soon. I have to give my testimony to you now, because by next week…

Choosing Death with Dignity

In May 2012, terminally ill Kings Valley resident Ben Wald opted to hasten the end of the his life with a doctor-prescribed lethal medication through Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.  Pam Wald loves the everyday reminders of her late husband, Ben. Read article …

Oregon Death with Dignity Act Report

On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. The Oregon Death with Dignity Act requires the Oregon Health Authority to collect information about the patients and…

Jan Wong: assisted suicide may be controversial, but my generation wants a say in how we die

Slow death is one of the ­scariest phrases in the English language. At 61, I’ve already begun contemplating the many terrible ways I might die. While a quick demise can rob us of the opportunity to bid a proper farewell, I’d choose that over a debilitating, vegetative, painful and costly…