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In 1970 a man with terminal bone cancer came to see Dr. Peter Goodwin, who practiced family medicine in Portland, Ore. The man had intractable pain and saw no point in prolonging his suffering. He pleaded with Goodwin for pills to end his life. His...
A series of heavy doors slid open, one by one, at the Pima County Jail. And finally I was sitting with 53-year-old Sanford "Sandy" Garfinkel, who had just been sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing his terminally ill wife by holding a pillow over...
Colleen Kegg hasn't worked out the details of her exit plan yet. But about one thing, Kegg is clear: When she can no longer feed herself or go to the bathroom without assistance, she will take steps to end her life. A rare and incurable neurological...
Company TownNo Kill Los Angeles, an advertising campaign, debuts this week. The coalition of local rescue leagues, led by Best Friends Animal Society and ad agency TBWA, hopes to dramatically reduce the number of healthy animals killed at L.A. city shelters....
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesAt the crux of the lingering debate over Dr. Jack Kevorkian is an unresolved question of character: What kind of guy would devote his life to helping other people die? Was he a compassionate visionary, fighting to end the suffering of the ill, or was...
"Grey's Anatomy" ABC, Thursday, March 25, 9 p.m. Episode" "Suicide is Painless" The premise: At Seattle Grace Hospital, patient Kim Allen ( Sara Gilbert) is suffering from stage IV (widespread) large cell lung cancer that has spread to her lymph...
L.A. UnleashedA suburban Detroit man whose Rottweiler was given a new leash on life after surviving a botched euthanasia attempt said he has neither the heart nor the money to try the procedure again. Redford Township resident Matt Olivarez, 27, said......
L.A. UnleashedRALEIGH, N.C. â When Beverly Tucker's dog Tobi ruptured a disc in his back, the veterinarian gave her a stark choice: expensive surgery with little chance of success, or euthanasia. Thanks to medical advances and shifting attitudes about animal care,......
L.A. UnleashedKINSTON, N.C. — Every day, hundreds of animals are taken in trucks, vans and cars from overcrowded Southern shelters, where euthanasia rates sometimes reach 70%, to states in the North, where puppies and kittens are not as plentiful. It's a......
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