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Monthly Archive for December, 2009

The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday (12.31.09) that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure. Patients and doctors had been waiting for the state’s high court to step in after a lower court decided a year ago that constitutional rights to privacy […]

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ERGO’s death with dignity news digest list is available to you. So if you have a serious and enduring interest in this subject, consider subscribing to ERGO’s emailing list. (No charges.) Exchange news and views on a wide range of right-to-die topics. Only subscribe if you in principle support the right of a competent adult […]

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For an update on the legal position of the 8 volunteers of the Final Exit Network facing prosecutions in Georgia and Arizona read the December 09 issue, just out, of the Final Exit Network‘s newsletter on the web at this link http://www.finalexitnetwork.org/Newsletters-12-09-on/Final_Exit_Newsletter_Vol_6_No_1-3%20for%20Web.pdf

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A recent posting warned that not all preparations of veterinary pentobarbital (“Nembutal”) have the same concentration. In order for a 100-ml bottle to have 6 grams of pentobarbital, the concentration of the drug needs to be 60 milligrams (mg) per millilitre (ml), so read the fine print on the label. Two bottles are needed for […]

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It is not an attempt to start any kind of “organization” or to solicit any money for any reason. “It’s just a personal conviction of ours,” McKay said. We paid for it out of our own pockets.”

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In 2008 the Dutch controlling committees received 2331 declarations of which 2146 were cases of euthanasia, 152 cases of assisted suicide and 33 cases of a combination of the two.

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