euthanasia and assisted suicide

The Personal Toll of Photographing a Story About Euthanasia

The Personal Toll of Photographing a Story About Euthanasia

I spent nearly three years photographing the Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort as she prepared to die by choice. It became one of the most emotional assignments — and friendships — of my life.
New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

The country will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide and recreational marijuana, and whether to decriminalize abortion. Conflict-averse New Zealanders may be pushed onto uncomfortable ground.
New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

New Zealand Is Tackling Hot-Button Liberal Issues in One Swoop

The country will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide and recreational marijuana, and whether to decriminalize abortion. Conflict-averse New Zealanders may be pushed onto uncomfortable ground.
Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law.
Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law.
Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law.
Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Dutch Court Clears Doctor in Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, but prosecutors said they had filed charges in an effort to clarify ambiguities in the law.
The Role of Nurses When Patients Decide to End Their Lives

The Role of Nurses When Patients Decide to End Their Lives

Some hospitals and hospices have policies that forbid nurses to be part of the process or even to discuss end-of-life options.
Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family.
Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42

Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family.
Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain.
Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain.
Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain.
Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It.

By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain.
She Was Terminally Ill. Her Husband Held the Gun to Her Head, Police Say

She Was Terminally Ill. Her Husband Held the Gun to Her Head, Police Say

He could not bear to see his wife of 40 years suffer with cancer and Lyme disease, he said.
The Politics of Dystopia

The Politics of Dystopia

Why right and left both fear that liberal proceduralism might not be enough.
Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

The Dutch case of Noa Pothoven, 17, who had written about being a rape victim and her experience with mental illness, ricocheted around the globe. But initial stories got it wrong.
Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

The Dutch case of Noa Pothoven, 17, who had written about being a rape victim and her experience with mental illness, ricocheted around the globe. But initial stories got it wrong.
Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

Dutch Teenager’s Death Sets Off Debate, and Media Corrections

The Dutch case of Noa Pothoven, 17, who had written about being a rape victim and her experience with mental illness, ricocheted around the globe. But initial stories got it wrong.
Are New York Democrats Delivering on the Progressives’ Wish List?

Are New York Democrats Delivering on the Progressives’ Wish List?

From legal marijuana to assisted suicide, here’s what’s getting done (and not) in the Legislature.