Few Americans would call Jimmy Carter a model president. But yesterday he offered us a model for facing where we’re all heading: death. “I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” he told news media yesterday in Atlanta, discussing for 40 minutes, frankly and often even jovially, his terminal cancer diagnosis.
SACRAMENTO — California legislation that would allow dying patients to end their lives with doctor-prescribed drugs hit its biggest hurdle Tuesday after several Democrats on a key committee expressed reservations prior to a vote. Bill supporters postponed the vote to July 7 after it became clear they did not have
I am inside this grand, imposing, dark-wood-paneled room at the equally imposing Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, at a dinner about death. It’s a subject I seem unable to escape since taking on the religion beat. There’s about 20 of us — Catholics, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Unitarians, Episcopalians, one woman of