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Books that started significant movements or new awareness in the 20th century: The well of loneliness, by Radcliffe Hall, 1928 (Lesbianism) Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson 1962 (Pollution) Unsafe at any speed, by Ralph Nader 1965 (vehicular safety) Situation Ethics: The New Morality, by Joseph Fletcher 1966 (Moral responsibility) And the band played on, by […]

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Press Release by the Final Exit Network 03.21.14 ST. PAUL, Minnesota – A Minnesota law that prohibits “advising, encouraging, or assisting” in a “suicide” is unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, the Supreme Court of Minnesota has ruled. In a 27-page opinion handed down on Wednesday, March 19, the […]

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Have a look at this short video about the German situation. Quite illuminating. A gutsy guy. Copy and paste in your browser: http://www.dw.de/the-question-of-euthanasia/av-17383986

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A UNIQUE LIST You may like to see my up-to-date new listings of the films and videos made between l939 and 2013, and perhaps bookmark the site for future reference. ERGO’s Annotated Filmography Films, Made for TV Dramas, TV Documentaries and Videos Dealing with Dying and Euthanasia. Divided into three sections: 1. Feature films dealing […]

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RE NEMBUTAL FROM CHINA An increasing number of persons interested in the right to choose to die at life’s end have been purchasing, or considering purchasing, NEMBUTAL from Chinese sources. I am frequently asked if this is a good idea. All I can reply is that I have not actually heard of a successful or […]

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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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Vancouver, B.C. February 21, 2011 The Farewell Foundation for the Right to Die commenced a constitutional challenge to the validity of s.241(b) of the Criminal Code this morning. Section 241(b) enacts the offence of aiding and abetting suicide, which is punishable by a term of incarceration of up to 14 years. The Farewell Foundation is […]

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For legal reasons, I cannot give advice on many questions that subscribers pose except for that information already contained in my book ‘Final Exit’ 3rd edition, and its 2009 Addendum, which are protected under the 1st Amendment right to free speech and subsequent court decisions on books. Seven people in America are currently under arrest […]

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“I am extremely concerned by the arrest of these people who are dedicated to supporting people’s right to a dignified death,” said Sonja Eggerickx, president of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). “I met with one of the arrested men, Ted Goodwin, at the IHEU World Humanist Congress in Washington, DC, last summer. He […]

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The Manchester Evening News UK reported on 16 Feb 09: Coroner calls for ban on suicide manual Exclusive: John Scheerhout and Stan Miller A CORONER has called for a ban a suicide manual used by a Manchester club boss to kill himself. Nigel Meadows has written to the Home Secretary expressing concern about the book. […]

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