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There is a world-wide debate about whether or not patients who are severely demented could be given doctor-assisted suicide (assisted dying). Perhaps this forthcoming court case will suggest answers. Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalization 16 years ago. The […]

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It’s been 24 years since Oregon citizens passed the Death With Dignity Act and ten years since Washington state passed a similar law providing medical assisted dying under tight guidelines. Altogether, seven US states now have an Oregon-type law. The latest, Hawaii, takes effect next year. That’s a big step forward and important help to […]

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Announcing the formation of “IM Euthanasia India” which will be dedicating its efforts to change the premise in the Indian legal system for a ‘Right to Live and Die with Dignity’. The first announcement through a 25-minutesvideo is already uploaded on the YouTube and with the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLJlRG2anI0&t=2s CONTACT PERSON: Sandeep Sahajpal, (IM – Euthanasia […]

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Here is huge example of how a book can be misused. They didn’t ask me, the author, for permission. Note that I’ve always opposed capital punishment….. —Current news story: Oklahoma is preparing to be the first state in the nation to execute inmates using gas. After all the mistakes and missteps in administering the death […]

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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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To clear up wide misunderstandings about the scope of the medical assisted suicide in Canada, here are the basic rules according to law: For Canada (all provinces, including Québec): 241.2 (1) A person may receive medical assistance in dying only if they meet all of the following criteria: (a) they are eligible — or, but […]

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An old book with a lasting message A publisher in Finland – Oy Scanria Ab – recently purchased the translation rights of the book ‘Jean’s Way’ by Derek Humphry. This book, first published forty years ago in London, helped to launch the modern movement for assisted dying for the terminally ill by switching the discussion […]

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IMPROVING THE OREGON ASSISTED DYING LAW At the first public meeting in Florence on June 10, 2018, of the new organization END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS IN OREGON, twenty people attended and there was lively discussion. The following addition drafted by Derek Humphry to the existing Oregon Death With Dignity Act l997 was put forward and debated. It […]

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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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This is surely a sign of changing times….. Out of 9,200 essays submitted for the New York Times 2018 Student Editorial Contest, an essay on physician-assisted suicide in America was a runner-up. You can read it at this site: A Peaceful Passing by Elina Niyazov, age 19 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/learning/runners-up-from-our-fifth-annual-student-editorial-contest.html

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