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The program on international euthanasia which the VICE organization has been making for the last year will appear on HBO this Friday evening, February 19, 2016 VICE airs on Friday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Real Time with Bill Maher. Some HBO channels at 8.30 pm. TITLE : The Right to Die From […]

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For when a doctor prescribes a lethal overdose which the dying patient chooses to drink:
Physician-assisted suicide; Physician-assisted death; Physician-assisted dying; Physician-hastened death; Death With Dignity; Aid in Dying; Medically-assisted dying; Medicide (Kevorkian book); Physician-managed death; Mercy killing; Terminal sedation.

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A good many people who are interested in choices in dying are also seeking information about organ donation. Here is some useful information on the subject compiled by a colleague, John Abraham, in Arizona. He writes: I have long been a proponent of establishing body farms (not like the TN operation where bodies are left […]

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The case against assisted-suicide advocate thrown out HASTINGS, Minn. — A Minnesota judge has dismissed charges against the former head of a national right-to-die group accused in the death of an Apple Valley woman. Judge Karen Asphaug ruled Minnesota’s law against advising suicide is unconstitutionally overbroad. She dismissed charges against Thomas Goodwin, former president of […]

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RE POLICE VISITS TO PERSONS WHO WERE CUSTOMERS OF GLADD The purpose of the police or sheriff making ‘wellness visits’ is to find out if a person has taken their life, or intending to. Such visits are lawful under US health laws; they are not criminal inquiries because suicide is not a crime. A person […]

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From Derek Humphry (journalist & author) Important alert re GLADD For those who might have missed it, GLADD Group no longer can supply a helium hood kit. An FBI raid on 25 May 2011 shut the operation in Southern California down, seizing all documentation, orders, checks, materials, hard-drive and the sewing machine. FBI agents also […]

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Pioneering Hemlock Society member dies Shirley Carroll O’Connor, who was the first person to join the Hemlock Society when it was formed on 12 August 1980, died on 16 December 2010. Shirley was 93. She lived in the Laguna Hills area of California. Up to the end she was still a volunteer worker for Compassion […]

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Switzerland has announced plans to crack down on so-called ‘suicide tourism’ by signalling that it might close the Dignitas clinic that has helped hundreds of terminally ill people to end their lives. The plans, in the form of two draft Bills that will be offered for public debate, are likely to set off a rush […]

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Liberty and Death A manifesto concerning an individual’s right to choose to die In a spirit of compassion for all, this manifesto proclaims that every competent adult has the incontestable right to humankind’s ultimate civil and personal liberty –- the right to die in a manner and at a time of their own choosing. Whereas […]

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Ted Goodwin, one of the four persons charged by Georgia police with assisting a suicide, told the Associated Press on 03.17.09: “We believe that it is the right of every mentally competent adult to determine whether he or she is suffering,” Goodwin said. “We do not believe this should be left to the physicians, church […]

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