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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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New Booklet Profiles Developers of Gentle Ways to End Unendurable Lives IN A PERFECT WORLD, when life is coming to its natural end, most people would like to die peacefully, at home, surrounded by loving friends and family members. Sadly, this rarely happens anymore, and many die in extreme agony. Polls show that between 60% […]

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German historians are compiling a register of 9,000 mentally ill people killed by the Nazis as part of Hitler’s euthanasia policy. Berlin’s Freie University and Brandenburg’s memorial trust are leading the project. Hitler first outlined his Nazi euthanasia campaign, which would later be called Operation T4, in his book “Mein Kampf.” Believed to have claimed […]

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A lengthy legal battle in Italy is set to continue for a man campaigning to remove life support from his daughter who has been in a coma for 16 years. State prosecutors in Milan have sought an in junction against a July 9 ruling by an appeals court in the city allowing for the removal […]

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Derek Humphry, journalist and author, founder of the Hemlock Society USA, has written a memoir of his life in England during World War 11, his career in journalism on the London Sunday Times and the Los Angeles Times, and how he came to launch Hemlock. Author of five books on euthanasia, this is a gutsy […]

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It is not unusual for families to face a huge dilemma over whether to help a loved one die, be it in terminal illness, degenerative conditions, or simply unbearable, extreme old age. Who amongst us will pull the plug? Who will take the responsibility of even being present in moral support? I have read in […]

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Good Life, Good Death (eBook PDF) Memoir of how a writer became an euthanasia advocate by Derek Humphry Founder of the Hemlock Society (1980-2003) Author of Final Exit NEW! Published May 21, 2008 $12.00 (PDF eBook) • 2008 Not available in paperback 321 pages • 19 chapters with photos http://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store ISBN 978-0-9768283-3-4 Born in England, […]

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Two weeks ago the leader of the right to life movement in Oregon attacked in the Register-Guard (Eugene) the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, which permits physician-assisted suicide, on the grounds that in 2007 not a single patient who wanted a hastened death had been sent for psychological evaluation. The law says this must be […]

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The judge in the extradition hearing concerning the Rev. George David Exoo will give his decision this coming Friday. October 26, 2007 The hearing will be at the federal building in Charleston, West Virginia. If the judge rules against Mr Exoo, he will be deported to Ireland to face criminal charges in Dublin alleging that […]

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