News Click: Compassionate Care Act
Legislators Introduce Bill To Legalize Assisted Suicide In MinnesotaIt's called the "Compassionate Care Act", and gives terminally ill patients the right to take their own lives.
Court Affirms Minn. Man's Assisting-Suicide ConvictionAn appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Minnesota man for assisting the suicide of a British man, but reversed his conviction for attempting to assist a Canadian woman's suicide.
Right-To-Die Group Convicted Of Assisting Minnesota SuicideThe national right-to-die group Final Exit Network Inc. was convicted Thursday of assisting in the suicide of a Minnesota woman who took her life in 2007 after years of suffering with chronic pain.
Assisted Suicide Trial Underway In Dakota CountyA national suicide assistance organization is on trial in Dakota County. The case focuses on one woman's story, and it's taken a lot of twists and turns through the course of the trial.
Right To Die Bill Discussion Heats Up At State CapitolOne of many hot topics at the State Capitol Monday: Should terminally ill patients have the right to end their lives? A bill allowing physician-assisted death is getting a hearing in a Minnesota Senate committee.
State Senator Wants To Start Conversation On Assisted DeathA state senator says it's time for a conversation about physician-assisted death in Minnesota.
Revoked Doctor Filing Court Appeal In Assisted Suicide CaseA Baltimore anesthesiologist who advised people on methods of suicide is appealing his Maryland medical license revocation. Dr. Lawrence Egbert said Friday he filed the notice for judicial review in Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Ex-Nurse Guilty Of Assisting Suicide Gets Jail A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves is headed to jail.
Englishman's Family Welcomes Minnesota Conviction The family of an Englishman who committed suicide after getting online advice from an ex-nurse in Minnesota is welcoming his conviction for violating a state law against assisting suicide. Elaine Drybrough says in an email to The Associated Press that she and her husband are grateful to everyone involved in prosecuting William Melchert-Dinkel, of Faribault.
Ex-Minnesota Nurse Plans To Appeal Conviction In Assisted Suicide CaseA former Minnesota nurse plans to appeal his conviction of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman. A Rice County judge ruled Tuesday that 52-year-old William Melchert-Dinkel of Faribault assisted in the suicide of 32-year-old Mark Drybrough of Coventry, England.
Right-To-Die Group Member Charged In Minn. DiesA member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.