Right-to-die equipment called “Delivery” Take a look at this web site in The Independent newspaper in London 21 July for very interesting new equipment for self-deliverance from Dr.Philip Nitschke, of Exit International: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dr-deaths-edinburgh-fringe-show-will-see-righttodie-campaigner-gas-audience-members-10405392.html Impressive, but the legalities of using it, or supplying the equipment, to dying people are problematic. Let’s work them out.
Monthly Archive for July, 2015
An attempt to overturn the UK law on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia by appealing to the European Court of Human Rights has failed. The Strasbourg court has rejected as inadmissable applications by Jane Nicklinson, whose husband Tony suffered from locked-in syndrome, and Paul Lamb, who was paralysed following a car crash. Lawyers for both […]
Posted in Assisted dying, Assisted Suicide, Derek Humphry, Euthanasia, exit bag, Final Exit, Final Exit Network, right to die, RTD News, Self-Deliverance, Self-directed death, Suicide (rational) on Jul 11th, 2015
INQUIRY Unfortunately I missed the warning about the change in helium tanks that will now include oxygen. I have been unable to find any “old” tanks locally and am hesitant to take the chance ordering online at this late date. 1) Has anyone had success with buying a tank from an industrial supplier of helium? […]
Posted in Assisted dying, Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, Final Exit Network, People in the News, physician-assisted suicide, Politics/Law, right to die, RTD News, RTD Organizations, Suicide (rational) on Jul 9th, 2015
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge denied Dr.Lawrence Egbert’s request to reinstate his medical license Thursday, but not before expressing some sympathy for the right-to-die advocate linked to six deaths in Maryland. Judge Marcus Z. Shar explained to Egbert, who represented himself in court, that his powers to review the case were limited. After finding that […]
California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped efforts to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The authors of the legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs did not have enough support to get it through committees amid fierce religious opposition. Sponsors vowed to continue the fight. Aid-in-dying advocates had said they would […]