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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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Final Exit paperback remains high on the Amazon book sales chart. But only from ERGO Bookstore can you get the book PLUS the new, free 2018 Addendum. $23 for the 3rd edition. www.finalexit.org/ergo-store If you want Final Exit ebook download for $17 that too contains the 2016 Addendum. If you only want the print Addendum, […]

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25 yrs ago this month (Aug) ‘Final Exit’ guidebook topped nonfiction bestsellers lists in both NY Times and Publishers Wkly. And still selling in updated 3rd edition.

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(Reuters Health) – Legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are mainly used by patients with cancer, but remain rare, according to a new analysis of such programs. In the last year alone, California has legalized physician-assisted suicide, Canada legalized both physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and Colombia performed its first legal euthanasia, said John Urwin, a study […]

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