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“How to Die in Oregon,” an intimate and poignant film about the impact of Oregon’s 1994 Death With Dignity Act, won the Grand Jury Prize in the U. S. Documentary Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious awards that can be won by a non-fiction film anywhere in the world. […]

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Report of the NuTech Workshop at the World Conference of Right to Die Societies in Melbourne (NOTE: NuTech is short for ‘New Technologies for Self-Deliverance, founded 1999 as an international research group for new ways of ending one’s life without a doctor when terminally ill. NuTech invented the widely-used helium hood method.) By Faye Girsh […]

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An elderly couple unable to bear living apart committed suicide by drinking cyanide from tea cups at their dining room table, an inquest in the UK heard. Retired physicist Arthur Prior, 90, probably brewed the deadly poison himself in a lab in the basement. He sat down with his wife of 60 years, Mary, 87, […]

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Martin Amis, the British novelist, has called for euthanasia booths in every street corner for pensioners to end their lives. Britain is facing a demographic timebomb as its ageing population places an impossible burden on society, the controversial writer claimed. Anti-euthanasia campaigners reacted with horror to the call for ‘death booths’ for pensioners and branded […]

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Two popular initiatives, both dealing with assisted suicides, have gathered enough signatures to call for a vote in canton Zurich, Switzerland. No date has been scheduled for the votes. The first calls for the canton to allow assistance but only for people who have been resident in the canton for at least a year. The […]

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Take a look at this elegant web site by French choice-in-dying activist Jacqueline Jencquel, which is full — in two languages — of news, plus sharp pictures which load quickly. http://www.jacquelinejencquel.com —Derek Humphry 12/13/08

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It is interesting to note that two of the most influential voices in British publishing have — in editorials — demanded that something be done about the archaic laws on assisted suicide prevailing in Britain: THE TIMES  and the ECONOMIST have now spoken out; perhaps others will follow. It chanced that I first raised the issue of […]

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It is not unusual for families to face a huge dilemma over whether to help a loved one die, be it in terminal illness, degenerative conditions, or simply unbearable, extreme old age. Who amongst us will pull the plug? Who will take the responsibility of even being present in moral support? I have read in […]

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Re tv program “Reverend Death” on Channel 4, UK, tonight Monday, May 19, at 10 pm Two clips from the film are already on the Channel 4 web site: http://www.channel4.com/video/reverend-death/series-1/. The video is best seen with Internet Explorer Clip #2 tells how Exoo and Thomas were going to become “assisted suicidemartyrs” if they felt they […]

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(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The majority of people in Mexico favour the basic principle of euthanasia, according to a poll by Parametría. 59 per cent of respondents think doctors should have the legal right to end the life of a person suffering from an incurable illness upon a request by the patient and his […]

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