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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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Books that started significant movements or new awareness in the 20th century: The well of loneliness, by Radcliffe Hall, 1928 (Lesbianism) Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson 1962 (Pollution) Unsafe at any speed, by Ralph Nader 1965 (vehicular safety) Situation Ethics: The New Morality, by Joseph Fletcher 1966 (Moral responsibility) And the band played on, by […]

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Physician-assisted suicides up in the Netherlands Cases of euthanasia are reportedly on the rise in the Netherlands. A total 6,091 cases were registered last year ? a 10% rise compared to 2015. As reported by Dutch News online, euthanasia now accounts for 4% of total deaths. Meanwhile, the regional monitoring boards said the rules for […]

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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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Part of the Washington Post’s reporting 22 March 2017 on the senate hearings on whether to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court: Senator Diane Feinstein with Judge Gorsuch…. The two also discussed a book that Gorsuch wrote in which he opposed physician-assisted suicide, and said any taking of a human life was […]

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FEN takes Death with Dignity case to the U.S. Supreme Court The Board of Directors of Final Exit Network has authorized an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States from the corporation’s conviction in Minnesota on a charge of “assisting” in a “suicide.” On Tuesday, March 14, the Supreme Court of Minnesota declined […]

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Good Life, Good Death by Derek Humphry Would you like an autographed-by-author copy of this 2017 memoir? Also, if you wish, an inscription made out to you personally or a friend? This is a hardcover volume from Carrel Books, New York, and retails in stores for $34.99 (plus tax). And for $30.99 from Amazon Books, […]

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Regarding the nomination by Trump of Supreme Court justice Gorsuch: The Washington Post article of 1 Feb.2017 contains a particularly interesting paragraph: “If his writing is any indication, Gorsuch seems to have been alarmed by the sudden proliferation in the mid-1990s and early-2000s of proposals seeking to legalize physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. He also cites […]

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