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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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December 2018 Dear friends and subscribers, It is the time of the year that I ask you to please make a tax-deductible contribution to help ERGO continue with its work. What does ERGO do? (a) Manages the Right-to-Die Listserv, supplying news relevant to the death-with-dignity movement. The email news list currently has 3,400 subscribers, many […]

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Isn’t it amazing that in Minnesota nowadays you can obtain my book FINAL EXIT at bookstores or libraries but you break the law when you verbally tell a person its contents! The USA nonprofit advice group, FINAL EXIT NETWORK, out of Florida, has been fined $30,000 plus costs for advising a very sick woman who […]

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DRUG SCAMMERS ARE IMPERSONATING US At any one time there are at least 40 web sites offering to sell the drug Nembutal without the need for a doctor’s prescription. None are known to be reliable. Not only are they fraudulent but sometimes pretend to be part of genuine right-to-die organization like ERGO or EXIT. The […]

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There is a world-wide debate about whether or not patients who are severely demented could be given doctor-assisted suicide (assisted dying). Perhaps this forthcoming court case will suggest answers. Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalization 16 years ago. The […]

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It’s been 24 years since Oregon citizens passed the Death With Dignity Act and ten years since Washington state passed a similar law providing medical assisted dying under tight guidelines. Altogether, seven US states now have an Oregon-type law. The latest, Hawaii, takes effect next year. That’s a big step forward and important help to […]

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