A few Hawaii doctors are saying that their state's laws allow Death with Dignity, the prescription of lethal drugs to terminal patients. Read more about the legal ambiguity in Hawaii at amednews.com and at Compassion & Choices.
More discussion on the usefulness of "human dignity" in bioethics.
Mario Beauregard has a fascinating piece at Salon on near death experiences.
Read Ronald Dworkin's long article at New York Review of Books on why the mandate is constitutional.
James Gorman asks at The New York times what consciousness means. "Awake or knocked out? The Line Gets Blurrier."