• When a loved one has taken his or her own life, it may seem impossible for any good to emerge from the painful and often inexplicable situation.

    <p>Renae Carapella-Johnson holds a June 2005 photo of herself, her sister Holley and her brother Raymond. Raymond&rsquo;s suicide in October 2005 inspired Carapella-Johnson to become a counselor, and she now operates Ray of Light Counseling and Consulting in Savona. (Courier photo by John Haeger)   </p>

    Renae Carapella-Johnson holds a June 2005 photo of herself, her sister Holley and her brother Raymond. Raymond’s suicide in October 2005 inspired Carapella-Johnson to become a counselor, and she now operates Ray of Light Counseling and Consulting in Savona. (Courier photo by John Haeger)

  • The elimination of restrictions on late-term abortions was one of the most heartbreaking aspects of New York state’s Reproductive Health Act, according to Shannon Kilbridge, director of...

    <p>Molly Steirer shops the selection of children&rsquo;s clothes available at Geneva&rsquo;s Family Hope Center Sept. 24. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)  </p>

    Molly Steirer shops the selection of children’s clothes available at Geneva’s Family Hope Center Sept. 24. (Courier photo by Jeff Witherow)

  • GATES — A bill allowing patients to request and use medication for aid in dying could become legal when the New York State Legislature reconvenes in January.

    A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario.

    A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. (CNS phto by Art Babych)

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