Right to die: Belgian doctors grant euthanasia to 24-year-old depressed woman

Zee Media Bureau

Brussels: Doctors in Belgium have given the green signal to a medically depressed woman to end her own life. The otherwise healthy woman has qualified for euthanasia under Belgian law, even though she is not terminally ill.

ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus wants euthanasia if becomes too painfully ill

 Bjorn Ulvaeus, former member of rock group ABBA, is afraid of constant pain and suffering and, therefore, wants euthanasia if he becomes too ill.

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family has announced.

Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

Chile's president went to a hospital to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.

Realism over illusionary positivity: Need for legalising euthanasia

Euthanasia, a word that's been dicing in and out of the Indian Legal System's scenario for decades now, is of two types; Active and Passive, active being doing of a deliberate action to cause a patient to die and passive being stopping life-saving treatment in order to letting the life of patient end its natural way, gradually.

Pope denounces euthanasia as 'sin against God'

Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against God and creation.

Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide: A death with dignity

Ritu Singh

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type... Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"

Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer the right to die.

British Lords hold ten-hour debate on assisted dying

Members of Britain`s unelected House of Lords have spent almost ten hours discussing whether to legalise assisted dying, in an often emotional debate putting the question back on the agenda, if not on the statute books.

SC issues notice to states, UTs on plea on passive euthanasia

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to states and Union Territories on a plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in a vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life support even the Centre strongly opposed the petition saying it is a form of suicide which cannot be allowed in the country.

SC issues notices to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

Hearing a plea on allowing euthanasia for people who are terminally ill and have slim chances of survival, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to all states and Union Territories.

Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate, decide: Centre

The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court.

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

France reopens euthanasia debate with right-to-die ruling

France`s top administrative court ruled on Tuesday that doctors should be allowed to take a tetraplegic man off life support after nearly six years in a coma, siding with his wife in a case that has revived a debate about euthanasia.

Jayalalithaa sets up medical panel for comatose woman

oming to the aid of a 34-year-old comatose woman days after her husband pleaded for euthanasia for her, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced setting up of a special medical team to take care of the patient and Rs five lakh finanicial assistance to the family.

Family battle over euthanasia for quadriplegic in French court

France`s highest civil court Thursday began hearing the case of a battle between family members over ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state.

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

Terminally ill children are set to win the right to die in Belgium when lawmakers vote on Thursday to extend a decade-old law allowing euthanasia for adults after months of often heated public debate.

SC reserves verdict on voluntary passive euthanasia

The issue of voluntary passive euthanasia was debated extensively before the Supreme Court which on Tuesday reserved its order on it.

Canada agrees to hear appeal in right-to-die case

Canada`s highest court said on Thursday it will hear an appeal in a case that could grant terminally ill people the right to assisted suicide.

Germany building memorial for 300,000 Nazi `euthanasia` victims

Germany is building a memorial for 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.