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This article in The Washington Post on 11 March 2018 is the opening gambit in an important campaign to make doctor-assisted-dying more widely available. I have always supported such changes:- In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die by Rob Kuznia, Washington Post LOS ANGELES — Shortly after she was […]

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Interesting stats from Switzerland appear to show that suicide is mostly carried out by men, the majority of women use assisted suicide. Last year, some 10,078 new members joined the euthanasia organization Exit, the group announced. The number of actual assisted suicides went down slightly, whilst the average age of Exit members rose. At the […]

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This first right-to-die law just passed in Australia is a welcome break-through, but will it work in a smooth manner? I’ve not yet had chance to read the Victoria law, but according to BBC World News, three doctors have to sign off on the proposed assisted dying, and then it goes before a board for […]

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The Swiss group DIGNITAS has survived many controversial battles, now takes it fight for choices in dying further abroad. EDITORIAL NOVEMBER 2017 newsletter of DIGNITAS, Switzerland: Freedom of choice in one’s life and at life’s end is a human right. In 1998, the non-profit association DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with […]

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Australia has been trying to pass legislation on doctor-assisted dying for about 50 years. Now a law has got early approval which looks like holding up. Victoria’s landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying bill passed the lower house with 47 votes to 37 on Friday.

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Associated Press reported 2 October 2017: SCOTUS Declines To Hear Minnesota Assisted Suicide Case MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a national group convicted of assisting in the 2007 suicide of a Minnesota woman. The high court’s decision means the 2015 conviction will stand against Final Exit […]

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USATODAY Sept. 29, 2017 Floridians favor physician-assisted suicide The state outlaws it, but a clear majority of Floridians favor giving terminally ill patients the option of ending their own lives with the help of a doctor, a new survey suggests. Nearly six of 10 respondents – 59 percent – to the University of South Florida-Nielsen […]

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“Dying in the Americas 2018” conference Visit www.finalexitnetwork.org for more information. Explore the future of dying in the Americas: Where we are today and help define a path to the future. March 21-25, 2018 Las Vegas/Henderson, NV Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa located on Lake Las Vegas Join us to re-imagine the dying […]

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Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act: Two Decades of Data By Tara Haelle Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), passed through a voter-approved ballot initiative in 1997, lays out strict requirements for patients interested in requesting a prescription from their physician that would enable the patient to end to his or her life. In the 20 […]

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DIGNITAS (Switzerland) newsletter for August 2017 According to the Swiss government’s deaths statistics, a mere 1.2 % of all deaths registered in 2014 were accompanied suicides. DIGNITAS has calculated – based on the data published by the Swiss self-determination organizations – that also in the two subsequent years, the number of assisted suicides stayed below […]

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