Latest Assisted suicide News

Head of Dutch pro-assisted suicide group detained

Sep. 29, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chairman of a Dutch organization that lobbies for people's right to end their own lives and provides information to its members was detained Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in assisted suicide. Prosecutors said in a statement that...

Another Australian state legalizes voluntary euthanasia

Sep. 16, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in a fifth Australian state on Thursday, more than 20 years after the country repealed the world’s first mercy killing law for the terminally ill. Queensland’s Parliament passed the law with 61 of the...

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said...