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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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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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Many, like me, were shocked when the news came out of South Africa on 19 September that the President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, Professor Sean Davison, had been arrested for the murder of his friend, 43-year old former doctor, Anrich Burger. Dr Burger became a quadriplegic after an accident in […]

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Here is huge example of how a book can be misused. They didn’t ask me, the author, for permission. Note that I’ve always opposed capital punishment….. —Current news story: Oklahoma is preparing to be the first state in the nation to execute inmates using gas. After all the mistakes and missteps in administering the death […]

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Right-to-die activist Sean Davison, who appeared in court on a murder charge in Capetown, South Africa, on 19 Sept., is being investigated for more cases of assisted suicide. Davison is currently president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies which has some 51 affiliates in 28 countries. Prosecutor Megan Blow asked the Cape […]

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The State of Oklahoma has decided in future to use the inert gas nitrogen for judicial executions of condemned prisoners. It has not yet done so (09/2018). The Attorney-General commissioned an inquiry into the effectiveness of nitrogen from three academics at East Central University. In a report covering 300 pages sent to the Oklahamo Department […]

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To clear up wide misunderstandings about the scope of the medical assisted suicide in Canada, here are the basic rules according to law: For Canada (all provinces, including Québec): 241.2 (1) A person may receive medical assistance in dying only if they meet all of the following criteria: (a) they are eligible — or, but […]

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An old book with a lasting message A publisher in Finland – Oy Scanria Ab – recently purchased the translation rights of the book ‘Jean’s Way’ by Derek Humphry. This book, first published forty years ago in London, helped to launch the modern movement for assisted dying for the terminally ill by switching the discussion […]

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SCAMS GALORE The July newsletter of Exit International prints a list of 43 web sites which claim to sell the barbiturate Nembutal. “They are run by scammers,” says Dr. Phillip Nitschke, Exit’s leader. Some scammers use trick names to give the impression that they are Dr. Nitschke’s own sites, and in one case includes my […]

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IMPROVING THE OREGON ASSISTED DYING LAW At the first public meeting in Florence on June 10, 2018, of the new organization END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS IN OREGON, twenty people attended and there was lively discussion. The following addition drafted by Derek Humphry to the existing Oregon Death With Dignity Act l997 was put forward and debated. It […]

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