Euthanasia barrels forward in the Netherlands

Death | Europe’s terminally ill feel pressure to die
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/14/20, 05:51 pm

A woman in the U.K. received a terminal diagnosis 15 years ago that left her feeling depressed and suicidal. Alison Davis considered traveling to Switzerland to end her life through that country’s legal assisted suicide program and looked into the cost of the procedure. But she changed her mind thanks to the support of her doctor and family, and she lived on for the better part of a decade.

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Adopted but not citizens

Family | Tens of thousands of pre-1983 adoptees have uncertain legal status
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/24/20, 01:47 pm

At 7 months old, adoptee Joy Kim-Alessi came to the United States on a plane full of Korean babies. Raised in California, she always believed she was an American. It wasn’t until she tried to get a passport at age 25 that she learned she did not have citizenship. She has compared the trauma of that moment to a car crash.

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Spain to kill thousands of mink with COVID-19

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/17/20, 12:16 pm

More than 90,000 mink have tested positive for the coronavirus at a farm in northeast Spain. The government has ordered the animals to be put to death to “avoid the risk of human transmission,” Joaquin Olana, the agriculture minister for the Aragon region, said on Thursday. Health officials had monitored the farm, which raises mink for their pelts, since seven workers tested positive for COVID-19 in May.

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