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The blog of the Oxford University Press August 22, 2017, printed this article about free speech and the right-to-die movement: Is advocating suicide a crime under the First Amendment? Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law By Susan Stefan Two different cases raising similar issues about advocating suicide may […]

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Attorney Robert Rivas posted in Final Exit Network web page: “The Scotusblog (“Scotus” = Supreme Court of the United States), a blog by experts in the Scotus, has selected Final Exit Network’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari as its featured “Petition of the Day” for July 27, 2017. Scotusblog says its “Petition of the […]

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PRESS RELEASE ** Final Exit Network Appeals Minnesota Conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, D.C. — Final Exit Network has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a 2015 Minnesota conviction, saying Minnesota violated its First Amendment-protected right to freedom of speech. The Florida-based non-profit corporation, Final Exit Network, Inc., was […]

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SOCIAL CHANGE TAKES TIME It is a remarkable and encouraging statement of the real progress that the world right-to-die movement has made that today’s Sunday New York Times front page lead story is about doctor-assisted suicide, or doctor-assisted dying, whichever you like to call it. This article concerns Canada where, as with the arrival of […]

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The story of my varied life as a journalist in the UK and USA, founder of the Hemlock Society USA, and pioneer of choice in dying laws in America. A quality hardback book, clear typeface. Get it from my website and it’s autographed and — if you request it — inscribed to you. If you’re […]

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Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in the state of New York, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances or firmly opposed. Undeterred, several supporters gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday, hoping stories of loved ones lost to painful […]

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Medical Aid in Dying Library I am liquidating my entire collection of books on medical aid in dying. There are over 300 titles, most hardcopy, and all are in good to excellent condition. Many are now out of print and are not available digitally. I have not set a price and will consider a “best […]

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Books that started significant movements or new awareness in the 20th century: The well of loneliness, by Radcliffe Hall, 1928 (Lesbianism) Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson 1962 (Pollution) Unsafe at any speed, by Ralph Nader 1965 (vehicular safety) Situation Ethics: The New Morality, by Joseph Fletcher 1966 (Moral responsibility) And the band played on, by […]

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Physician-assisted suicides up in the Netherlands Cases of euthanasia are reportedly on the rise in the Netherlands. A total 6,091 cases were registered last year ? a 10% rise compared to 2015. As reported by Dutch News online, euthanasia now accounts for 4% of total deaths. Meanwhile, the regional monitoring boards said the rules for […]

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To hear Derek Humphry talk about his new book “Good Life, Good Death” watch on YouTube at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnylxKT4r4k +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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