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WORTH A LOOK Two new videos on YouTube are concerned with the background to the US movement for the right to choose to die when at life’s end. They are short and to the point. Here are the links: and

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I am happy to announce the publication of my book, “In Search of Gentle Death: The Fight for Your Right to Die With Dignity.” The 479-page, deluxe hardcover edition, which took five years to research and write, contains 92 photographs and illustrations, a full bibliography, and a comprehensive index. An ebook version will also be […]

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After researching the development and use of the helium self-deliverance method for five years as NuTech’s unofficial historian, I can assure readers of this blog of two things with certainty: 1. The “party balloon kit” helium tanks contain 100.00% helium, with no other gases. 2. Misstatements to the contrary have no basis whatsoever in fact, […]

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Re: United States v. Sharlotte Hydorn Victims Rights and Restitution Act If you are one of those persons who recently received a ‘victim letter’ from the US Department of Justice in connection with Ms Sharlotte Hydorn, of California, who used to supply helium hood kits upon request, I suggest that you respond to it this […]

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Two new internet publications from Derek Humphry: “How to Make Your Own Helium Hood Kit.” Pamphlet. Illustrated. $5. Download pdf “Beyond Final Exit: Lessons Learned” Mini ebook. $5 Download pdf Save them to your computer, also print your own copy. Go to www.finalexit.org

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Andrew Barkley writes to ERGO: I’m an author and someone living with a critical illness. I’ve recently written a poem in support of ‘dignity in dying’. Ode to Life – TIME Life is retiring me, how am I to cope? Futile now it seems, my last lifeline of hope What is to become of me, […]

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The Oregon state Senate made it a felony Monday for companies to sell suicide kits to Oregonians. The vote was unanimous. The bill now heads to the House. Senator Floyd Prozanski says people charged under this law could be brought to Oregon to face their charges. The bill was introduced after a 29-year-old Eugene man […]

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Last week’s Sundance Film Festival winner for the best documentary video was ‘How to Die in Oregon’ in which I have a tiny cameo role explaining the history of how the physician-assisted suicide law came about. Overall, I’m told, it is a very moving film; not seen it yet. The film will be showing at […]

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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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By Derek Humphry By far the worst and most wrenching dilemma in the field of a person’s right to choose to die involves victims of Alzheimer’s Disease. Once the disease has got hold, are they ever able to make a decision about ending their life? Suicide is not a crime, but assistance in the act […]

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