End of Life

Jason & Kara Tippetts

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Different Pathways

Paula K. Parker

When Brittany Maynard committed suicide last November to avoid the prolonged pain of terminal brain cancer, leftist activists began using her story to push bills legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Meanwhile, other terminal cancer patients-like Kara Tippetts of Colorado-say a "dignified death" means living every moment of God-ordained life.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Navigating End-of-Life Decisions (Part 2 of 2)

As a follow-up to our recent broadcast featuring Kara and Jason Tippetts, "Living Faithfully With Cancer," the Tippetts are joined by hospice physician and palliative care expert Dr. Margaret Cottle to explain how families can navigate end-of-life decisions. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Navigating End-of-Life Decisions (Part 1 of 2)

As a follow-up to our recent broadcast featuring Kara and Jason Tippetts, "Living Faithfully With Cancer," the Tippetts are joined by hospice physician and palliative care expert Dr. Margaret Cottle to explain how families can navigate end-of-life decisions. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Living Faithfully With Cancer (Part 2)

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, discuss her ongoing battle with cancer and the impact it's had on their lives, marriage, children and faith. (Part 2 of 2)

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Physician assisted suicide

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Carrie Gordon Earll

Physician-assisted suicide is positioned by some as a caring response to the challenge of dying. But is it?

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Kara Tippetts’ letter to Brittany Maynard

Carrie Gordon Earll

Kara Tippetts was 38 and a mother of four. Brittany Maynard was 29 and a newlywed when she committed suicide by lethal prescription provided by a doctor. Both women had aggressive forms of cancer; yet, they approached it from very different perspectives.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Living Faithfully With Cancer (Part 1)

Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, discuss her ongoing battle with cancer and the impact it's had on their lives, marriage, children and faith. (Part 1 of 2)

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