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Attorney Robert Rivas posted in Final Exit Network web page: “The Scotusblog (“Scotus” = Supreme Court of the United States), a blog by experts in the Scotus, has selected Final Exit Network’s Petition for a Writ of Certiorari as its featured “Petition of the Day” for July 27, 2017. Scotusblog says its “Petition of the […]

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Washington D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice. It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American […]

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The Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that terminally ill New Mexicans do not have a constitutionally protected right to enlist a doctor’s help to end their lives. Justice Edward L. Chavez wrote in his opinion, released 06.29.16, that the court recognized the “magnitude and importance of the very personal desire of a terminally […]

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“Final Exit” has been updated for 2016. The ebook download version is fully updated at the ERGO Bookstore www.finalexit.org/ergo-store The paperback when ordered from ERGO Bookstore now has a printed Addendum 2016 included with all copies. (The above updates are not available with Amazon.com purchases.) If you have ‘Final Exit’ already and want the updates, […]

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From today, there is an updated edition of Final Exit ebook to mark its 25 years in print. Final Exit ‘Digital Edition’ v.3.2 (eBook) The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society • v.3.2 – Revised 3rd edition / 25th Anniversary Edition • eBook PDF […]

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DutchNews NL reported 20 January 2016: Euthanasia requests for severe dementia patients rejected None of the 26 requests for euthanasia for people with very severe dementia made to a special Dutch clinic were carried out, according to a report in medical magazine Medisch Contact. Between January 1 2012 and May 1 2015, official guardians made […]

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BY FRANK KAVANAUGH, PH.D. After many teasers and disappointments for doctors and patients, an important change is in the cards. Medicare will start compensating physicians for end-of-life dialogues with their patients effective Jan. 1, 2016. No longer will these urgent appointments be scheduled under the guise of addressing some other issue. Without payment, doctors have […]

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Public support for choice in dying legislation has grown even stronger in the days since the planned death of 29-year-old brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll has found. An overwhelming 74 percent of American adults now believe that terminally ill patients who are in great pain should have the right to end […]

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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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Derek Humphry’s three books on euthanasia, mostly centered on self-directed death also known as self-deliverance from a terminal or hopeless illness, are now available on Kindle. (1) Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying. (2) Jean’s Way: A Love story. (3) Good Life, Good Death: Memoir of a journalist and […]

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