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‘Jean’s Way: A Love Story’ is a moving account of assisted dying between a married couple, best read on KINDLE because it is short and pithy. Translated into 8 languages, but only in English on Kindle. OR at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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Various forms of medical assisted dying have been approved in the following states and nations. Each law has its own limits, rules and guidelines. All but Switzerland forbid foreigners this type of help to die. Only Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium permit chosen death via doctor lethal injection; all others are by doctor prescription which […]

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By Derek Humphry What’s in a word? Is saying ‘suicide’ as in ‘assisted suicide’ preferable, or is it better to use an euphemism like ‘assisted dying’? From the start in l980 we at the Hemlock Society always bluntly called the medical helping to die procedures ‘physician-assisted suicide’ and, when carried out alone, ‘self-deliverance’. We stressed […]

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This is a step in the right direction, if only it covered more medical conditions. New Jersey is poised to become the eighth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives after a vote Monday that for years had eluded supporters of the so-called right-to-die movement. With the Legislature narrowly approving the […]

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It has always been a puzzle that the UK has made no progress in choices-in-dying legislation despite many other countries have done so. Since 1936 there have about 12 attempts at law reform in the Westminster parliament — all failed. And this is supposed to be the ‘mother of democracies’! Reading the new opinion poll […]

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This spring, Oregon legislators will debate updating and improving the l998 OREGON DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, which was a landmark in its day but many think needs modifications, especially to include degenerative illnesses (now only terminal illness). This letter makes the point: LETTER TO THE EDITOR of the Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon 11 February 2019 Many […]

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TARGETING VULNERABLE TEENAGERS Be advised that there are some web sites which are stealing bits of genuine information from reputed ‘right-to-die’ organizations (such as ERGO, Final Exit, Exit International, Exit Scotland) and telling teenagers — notably in the UK — how to commit suicide. Google is good about removing these offensives web sites once it […]

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The Guardian in London printed this lengthy article which is well worth taking the time to read….. Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far? Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the […]

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Veteran of 40 years involvement with the right-to-die movement, in the USA and worldwide, Sidney D. Rosoff died on 4 January 2019 at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 94. He was president of the Hemlock Society USA 1992-1995, previously chairman of the Society for the Right to Die, and […]

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Assisted suicide used to be a taboo subject but now, as VARIETY magazine reports, it’s a plot in a forthcoming TV comedy series! Progress? ‘Veep’ Star Timothy Simons to Develop Assisted-Suicide Comedy at HBO By Joe Otterson Variety has learned that the “Veep” star is developing a half-hour comedy at the premium cabler HBO titled […]

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