Shirley Carroll O’Connor, who was the very first person to join the Hemlock Society when it was formed on 12 August 1980, has just celebrated her 90th birthday. She is still a volunteer worker for Compassion and Choices.
Monthly Archive for November, 2007
Posted in Assisted Suicide, Dead, death, Euthanasia, Final Exit, Hemlock, Mercy Killing, People in the News, Politics/Law, right to die, RTD News, RTD Organizations, Self-Deliverance, Suicide (rational) on Nov 25th, 2007
Last week a prominent Canadian television company showed a program on the Dignitas organization in Switzerland. As this station also reaches many viewers in the USA, it has aroused a lot of interest and inquiries, so we are repeating this informational message about Dignitas. PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE FOR THE TERMINALLY OR HOPELESSLY ILL, COMPETENT, ADULT PERSON […]
It might be wise, if a person is contemplating using the ‘helium hood method’ for self-deliverance from an unbearable terminal illness one day in the future, to purchase two tanks now. Helium is becoming in short supply, partly because of increased worldwide demand, and its more frequent use by industry. For example, I am told […]
Karen Stern’s Final Exit October 29, 2007, Kingman, Arizona By Richard N. Côté / dickcote at earthlink.net Karen Stern, a vivacious 53-year-old, guitar-playing singer and writer of loopy, infectiously funny songs, died on the morning of October 29, 2007, in a motel in Kingman, Arizona. She had informed the front desk clerk about 7:00 a.m. […]
It has always been tacitly assumed in the Netherlands that old people and/or severely ill people could only expedite their own death with the assistance of a physician. (In 2002 the Dutch passed laws permitted voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.) Recently, however, psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot defended his Ph.D. thesis “Auto-Euthanasia “ in which he calculates […]