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This article in The Washington Post on 11 March 2018 is the opening gambit in an important campaign to make doctor-assisted-dying more widely available. I have always supported such changes:- In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die by Rob Kuznia, Washington Post LOS ANGELES — Shortly after she was […]

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The Hawai‘i House Committees on Health and Human Services and on Judiciary PASSED a Death with Dignity bill, sending it to the full House of Representatives for a vote, likely on March 5. It wasn’t even close: the 4-1 and 7-1 votes, respectively, in favor of HB 2739, Our Care, Our Choice Act, show the […]

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Here’s something we did not know until now: Since the Dutch euthanasia law came into force in 2002, Dutch doctors have helped over 49,000 people to die through euthanasia or physician assisted suicide (PAS). Although euthanasia and PAS remain criminal acts in the Netherlands, doctors are not prosecuted if the due care criteria of the […]

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Interesting stats from Switzerland appear to show that suicide is mostly carried out by men, the majority of women use assisted suicide. Last year, some 10,078 new members joined the euthanasia organization Exit, the group announced. The number of actual assisted suicides went down slightly, whilst the average age of Exit members rose. At the […]

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It’s one thing to pass a law, but does is work out in practice? This report is depressing: Terminally ill patients can now legally choose to end their lives in California, but family members say taking advantage of the new policy is easier said than done. California’s End of Life Option Act, authored by Democratic […]

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HOW THE ASSISTED DYING LAW GOT TO CANADA Canadian newsletter editor Ruth von Fuchs has produced a big catching-up issue. Its 9-page feature article is “The MAID Chronicles, or How We Got Here From There”. Columns include “Food For Thought”, “What We’ve Been Up To” and “Practicalities”. Here is the link to print: http://www.righttodie.ca/RTDSC-N_4-3_to_9-4.pdf

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FINAL EXIT NETWORK: Join us! Dying in the Americas 2018 conference Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort, Henderson, NV Benefactors and supporters of the right to die movement invite you to attend Dying in the Americas 2018, a conference dedicated to understanding the handicaps in the success of death with dignity in all […]

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The Swiss group DIGNITAS has survived many controversial battles, now takes it fight for choices in dying further abroad. EDITORIAL NOVEMBER 2017 newsletter of DIGNITAS, Switzerland: Freedom of choice in one’s life and at life’s end is a human right. In 1998, the non-profit association DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with […]

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Australia has been trying to pass legislation on doctor-assisted dying for about 50 years. Now a law has got early approval which looks like holding up. Victoria’s landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying bill passed the lower house with 47 votes to 37 on Friday.

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