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You probably saw this in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Interesting that Final Exit included in the 5 most significant books in the last 50 years on the subject: ‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More By ANDREW SOLOMON FEB. 8, 2016 Death goes in and out of fashion. The topic lingers […]

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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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Life-ending peaceful drugs cost up to $20,000 Terminally ill patients wanting a peaceful death in Oregon and Washington are being charged between $3,000 and $20,000 a time for the barbiturate lethal drugs which doctors are permitted to prescribe under the Death With Dignity Acts. Health insurance companies are refusing to pay these exorbitant sums, leaving […]

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The writer and photographer Richard N. Cote died at home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on February 10 at the age of 69. Dick — as he was known to everybody — was in good general health. He fell down the stairs and suffered massive head trauma. Pronounced brain dead with no hope of recovery, […]

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Brittany Maynard took her life on the day she had predicted, Saturday, November 1, 2014. A brave person who faced up realistically to the tragedy in her life. Her story has had an impact. About 70 terminal residents every year in Oregon use this law to hasten their ends.

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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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The ADVANCE DIRECTIVE (also known as a Living Will) You can download an Advance Directive for $5 at this site: http://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store/documents-c-72/advance-directives-form-living-will-pdf-p-187.html Drawn up by Faye Girsh, EdD, former chief executive of the Hemlock Society USA, the Advance Directive available through ERGO does not claim to be an enforceable legal document. It is an honest expression […]

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Gerald A. Larue dies at 98; former minister debunked biblical stories By Elaine Woo of the Los Angeles Times 09.22.14 Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah’s ark — has died. He […]

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Nembutal, the drug of choice for executing prisoners in many American states and for assisted suicide in Oregon and Washington state, has dried up because its European manufacturer, the Danish company Lundbeck, refuses to supply it for use in executions. This has had an unintended consequence: patients in Oregon who want physician-assisted suicide cannot get […]

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A judge has dismissed the assisted-suicide charge against Barbara Mancini, the 58-year-old Philadelphia nurse who was arrested last February after handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of morphine. “A jury may not receive a case where it must rely on conjecture to reach a verdict,” Judge Jacqueline Russell said in her 47-page opinion. […]

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