The Future of the Right-To-Die Movement - Assisted Suicide

Despite increasing media visibility and growing public support for euthanasia in the United States, the right to die movement has not, until now, received systematic sociological attention. In Come Lovely and Soothing Death, Fox, Kamakahi, and Capek trace the emergence from the 1930s, the evolution, and the contemporary activities of the movement, and explore the sociocultural circumstances that produce scenarios where individuals face criminal sanctions for engaging in active euthanasia ("assisted suicide")." "Come Lovely and Soothing Death is a valuable resource for scholars and students of sociology and social policy, and for anyone interested in the right to die, physician assisted suicide, or social movements.

Pope Francis attacked the right to die movement saying euthanasia is a 'sin'

Fox, Elaine, Jeffrey J. Kamakahi, and Stella M. Čapek. 1999. Come lovely and soothing death: the right to die movement in the United States. New York: Twayne Publishers.

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Pope Francis attacked the right to die movement saying euthanasia is a 'sin' On Saturday, 29-year-old terminally ill brain cancer patient Brittany Murphy ended her own life with medication prescribed by a doctor under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act. A bioethics expert discusses her case and how it's ignited a national conversation about the right to die movement.

Freedom of movement; Freedom of religion; Freedom from slavery;

For more than 30 years Derek Humphry has trail-blazed the right to die movement in America and the world. He founded the Hemlock Society USA, pioneered the Oregon Death With Dignity Act and wrote the bestselling books Jean’s Way and Final Exit. To know why he has maintained this struggle for choice in dying against powerful religious and political forces it is necessary to understand the whole man.

October 27, 1992 Right-to-Die Movement