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The chairman of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, Sean Davison, has narrowly escaped a prison sentence after being accused of ‘murdering’ three friends who were in advanced terminal illness and wished to die quickly. The accusations were brought in Sean’s homeland, South Africa, which has made no progress in improving laws on […]

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For many years people have been thinking up new ways that a legal, peaceful, swift dying can be achieved. None have tried harder than Dr.Philip Nitschke, an Australian now living in the Netherlands. Nitschke has created a 3D-printed suicide machine that allows users to administer their own death in a matter of minutes. Called Sarco, […]

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Many, like me, were shocked when the news came out of South Africa on 19 September that the President of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, Professor Sean Davison, had been arrested for the murder of his friend, 43-year old former doctor, Anrich Burger. Dr Burger became a quadriplegic after an accident in […]

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Right-to-die activist Sean Davison, who appeared in court on a murder charge in Capetown, South Africa, on 19 Sept., is being investigated for more cases of assisted suicide. Davison is currently president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies which has some 51 affiliates in 28 countries. Prosecutor Megan Blow asked the Cape […]

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With the spate recently of famous people choosing to end their lives, some are mistakenly blaming the ‘right-to-die’ movement. Realistically, there is no connection. Physician-assisted suicide, which is so far approved by six US legislatures, is to help competent adults suffering unbearable terminal illness at the END OF LIFE. It is not about the sad […]

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A great worker for a long time in the right-to-die movement, JIM CHASTAIN, brought his life to an end on his 92nd birthday. He wrote this note, which son emailed next day. Jim wrote: Quote: To paraphrase Bilbo Baggins – [Tolkien character] Today is my 92nd birthday. Alas, 92 is far too short a time […]

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This is a stage play which I recommend you try to attend if you are in the London UK area on the dates. It is a searing story of an merciful assisted suicide which landed the compassionate person in prison. I did some of the research for the script.– Derek H …. My mother, the […]

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Derek Humphry memoir now at sensible book price When “Good Life, Good Death”, Derek’s account of his early life, then what caused him to start the Hemlock Society USA in 1980, at the same time kick-starting the American right-to-choose-to-die movement, was published in New York last year it was priced at $34.95. An impossible price! […]

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NU-TECH 2017 CONFERENCE REPORT [NuTech is short for New Technologies in Self-Deliverance] After many months of planning, NuTech 2017 was held in Toronto on the weekend of 28 – 29 October. For the first time, the conference was open to more participants than simply those who attended in person in the studio. Living up to […]

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Stuff.co.nz website reports 13 July 2017: Dodgy scam site uses Kiwi pro-euthanasia protest imagery to sell bogus suicide drugs Pro-euthanasia lobby group Exit International is warning its members off a scam website, based in the Ukraine, which is fleecing the elderly by selling the popular and costly suicide drug Nembutal, which never arrives. Those falling […]

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