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  • Jack Kevorkian's paintings and death device come to L.A. gallery

    Jack Kevorkian's paintings and death device come to L.A. gallery
    It may not be art, but it's certainly going to be one of the most macabre objects ever shown in an art gallery: the Thanatron, the intravenous drip device that Dr. Jack Kevorkian invented to shuffle his clients off this mortal coil via assisted suicide, is going on sale next month at Gallerie Sparta in West Hollywood, along with a dozen of Kevorkian’s oil paintings. The show, “Jack `Dr. Death’ Kevorkian,” runs April 3-30.
  • 'How We Die' author Nuland dies in Conn. at age 83

    'How We Die' author Nuland dies in Conn. at age 83
    Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83. He died of prostate cancer on Monday at his home in Hamden, said his daughter Amelia Nuland, who...

    Letters: Life, death and children

    Re "A humane stance on dying kids," Opinion, Feb. 20 Unsettling decisions regarding a child's "right to die" and whether his or her life measures up anymore must be determined carefully. Members of a medical and psychosocial team, as well as the patient...

    Extend assisted suicide to children? Belgium says yes; so should we.

    Extend assisted suicide to children? Belgium says yes; so should we.
    The Belgian government this week approved new measures allowing the euthanasia of terminally ill children, a decision that on first reading would make most of us gasp. It is a distressing concept, and the idea of helping a child die sounds incredibly...

    New Mexico judge affirms right to 'aid in dying'

    New Mexico judge affirms right to 'aid in dying'
    Aja Riggs, 50, thought a lot about dying after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She endured surgery in October 2011, then underwent aggressive chemotherapy that made her feel as if her skin was burning. She was constantly tired. Then doctors found...