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Month: June 2017

Cystic Fibrosis Sufferer Planned to Die at Suicide Clinic…But Changed Her Mind

A cystic fibrosis sufferer who was ready to die at the assisted suicide clinic Dignitas changed her mind after hearing five words. Janka Penther, once a keen surfer, was housebound, barely able to walk and could only breathe through an oxygen tube. When the chronic lung condition was at its worst, the 35-year-old was so …

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Judge Allows Lawsuit Challenging Assisted Suicide Law

A judge Friday allowed a legal challenge to proceed against California’s law allowing terminally ill people to seek prescriptions for life-ending drugs. Riverside County Judge Daniel A. Ottolia decided to allow a lawsuit by doctors challenging the state’s 2016 law permitting medically-assisted death move forward and denied a request from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra …

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Criminal Charges in Text-Assisted Suicide Case

‘I love you. Kill yourself’ In the days before Conrad Roy III took his own life, Michelle Carter exploited his “frailties” by twisting words of affection into brutally cold directives, prosecutors said Friday. “She turned [their conversations] into: ‘I love you. Kill yourself,’ ” Bristol Assistant District Attorney Katie Rayburn said during the fourth day …

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