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It has always been a puzzle that the UK has made no progress in choices-in-dying legislation despite many other countries have done so. Since 1936 there have about 12 attempts at law reform in the Westminster parliament — all failed. And this is supposed to be the ‘mother of democracies’! Reading the new opinion poll […]

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This spring, Oregon legislators will debate updating and improving the l998 OREGON DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, which was a landmark in its day but many think needs modifications, especially to include degenerative illnesses (now only terminal illness). This letter makes the point: LETTER TO THE EDITOR of the Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon 11 February 2019 Many […]

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The Guardian in London printed this lengthy article which is well worth taking the time to read….. Death on demand: has euthanasia gone too far? Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about 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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AN INVITATION A Broadway Bound Musical – Death with Dignity Inspired Duke Theater 229 42nd St, New York NY 10036 Goodbye New York’s first performance is on 10/5 at 7pm and tickets are now available at: https://tickets.dukeon42.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=8960 Can also follow on: Facebook page – Goodbye New York: A New Musical https://www.facebook.com/GoodbyeNYMusical/ Instagram – @goodbyenewyorkmusical 10/5 […]

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Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act: Two Decades of Data By Tara Haelle Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), passed through a voter-approved ballot initiative in 1997, lays out strict requirements for patients interested in requesting a prescription from their physician that would enable the patient to end to his or her life. In the 20 […]

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DIGNITAS (Switzerland) newsletter for August 2017 According to the Swiss government’s deaths statistics, a mere 1.2 % of all deaths registered in 2014 were accompanied suicides. DIGNITAS has calculated – based on the data published by the Swiss self-determination organizations – that also in the two subsequent years, the number of assisted suicides stayed below […]

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Inaugural 2017 NuTech Prize It is with great pleasure that Exit International announces the establishment of a prize to be awarded to the most innovative use of technology to improve the means of providing a peaceful, elective and autonomous (DIY) death. The US$5000 prize will be awarded at the NuTech 2017 gathering in Toronto on […]

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Colorado passed a medical aid in dying measure 11/08/16 that will allow adults suffering from terminal illness to take life-ending, doctor-prescribed sleeping medication. The ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly, by a two-thirds, one-third split, according to unofficial returns. Supporters claimed victory an hour after polls closed in Colorado. There are now five states which have passed […]

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This email reached ERGO today: Thank you very much for your message and resources. My dad was tremendously suffering (ALS, Leukemia, Diabetes, Arthritis, and other health issues) and due to no physician-assisted suicide in Minnesota, he shared that he needed to take things into his own hands before he got so weak and incapacitated that […]

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