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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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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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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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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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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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From The Lancet Book Reviews: “Good Life, Good Death” Review by Talha Khan Burki Published: May 2017 Derek Humphry used a cocktail of codeine and secobarbital to end his wife’s life. The cancer had spread from her breast into her bones and organs. Jean Humphry had reached a stage at which the merest movement threatened […]

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Associated Press reported 2 October 2017: SCOTUS Declines To Hear Minnesota Assisted Suicide Case MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a national group convicted of assisting in the 2007 suicide of a Minnesota woman. The high court’s decision means the 2015 conviction will stand against Final Exit […]

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