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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

To read about the outcome of using face masks instead of plastic bags in self-deliverance from a terminal illness, read this paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics about testing done in Switzerland. J Med Ethics 2010;36:174-179 doi:10.1136/jme.2009.032490 * Law, ethics and medicine Assisted suicide by oxygen deprivation with helium at the Swiss right-to-die organisation, […]

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Re Newsweek article on Dr Larry Egbert in which a lawyer said this “The idea of someone gagging to death in a helium-filled hood is “ghoulish and frightening,” says Kathryn Tucker, legislative director for Compassion & Choices. Which brought this response: I, as an Exit member since 2005, found that article very disturbing. I can […]

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In Georgia, a Forsyth County Grand jury said four members of the right-to-die group, the Final Exit Network, operated a criminal enterprise that helped people die. An indictment returned Tuesday charges the Final Exit Network along with co-founder Thomas “Ted” Goodwin, 64, of Kennesaw and Punta Gorda, Fla.; Claire Blehr, 77, of Atlanta; and Dr. […]

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Oregon physician-assisted suicide There were 59 people in 2009 who brought their lives to an end with physician-assisted dying under the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, according to a report just issued by the state‚Äôs department of health. The previous year the figure was 60 hastened deaths. During 2009, 95 prescriptions for lethal medications were […]

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This is an extract from a very interesting article in the March issue of ‘Atlanta’ magazine which is well worth reading. Extract: If the right-to-die movement has a bible, it would be a 220-page book first published in 1991 and now in its third edition. Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for […]

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