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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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PRESS RELEASE ** Final Exit Network Appeals Minnesota Conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, D.C. — Final Exit Network has petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a 2015 Minnesota conviction, saying Minnesota violated its First Amendment-protected right to freedom of speech. The Florida-based non-profit corporation, Final Exit Network, Inc., was […]

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SOCIAL CHANGE TAKES TIME It is a remarkable and encouraging statement of the real progress that the world right-to-die movement has made that today’s Sunday New York Times front page lead story is about doctor-assisted suicide, or doctor-assisted dying, whichever you like to call it. This article concerns Canada where, as with the arrival of […]

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Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in the state of New York, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances or firmly opposed. Undeterred, several supporters gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday, hoping stories of loved ones lost to painful […]

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To hear Derek Humphry talk about his new book “Good Life, Good Death” watch on YouTube at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnylxKT4r4k +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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