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The writer and photographer Richard N. Cote died at home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on February 10 at the age of 69. Dick — as he was known to everybody — was in good general health. He fell down the stairs and suffered massive head trauma. Pronounced brain dead with no hope of recovery, […]

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Exit in Switzerland has added “suicide due to old age” to their statutes at an annual general meeting held recently, allowing people suffering from psychological or physical problems associated with old age the choice to end their life. Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland and technically even a healthy young person could use such services. […]

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A QUALITY VIDEO DEBATING EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED DYING For over 20 years, Canadian citizens and courts have been engaged in a profound and divisive debate surrounding one of the most important moments in an individual’s life – the moment that it ends. In The Trouble with Dying, each side of the argument over the right […]

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Montana Senate rejects bill banning doctor-assisted suicide The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have made it illegal for doctors and caregivers to help terminally ill people kill themselves. House Bill 505 was struck down 15 April 2013 in a 27-23 floor vote. The Montana Supreme Court had ruled in 2009 that nothing […]

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Defense fund started for the 7 workers of the Final Exit Network who were present when people took their lives to escape further suffering.

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There is a significant and fascinating article in the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ of 1 May which is a lengthy article that begins… A year ago, when a doctor finally diagnosed the brain disease that had been making it harder for her to walk without falling, Rona Zelniker told her son and daughter that she was going […]

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Liberty and Death A manifesto concerning an individual’s right to choose to die In a spirit of compassion for all, this manifesto proclaims that every competent adult has the incontestable right to humankind’s ultimate civil and personal liberty –- the right to die in a manner and at a time of their own choosing. Whereas […]

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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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The controversy over the right to die of Eluana Englaro is really a battle over religious beliefs and secondarily about the law of Italy. This case is being used as a football in a struggle for moral power by the Vatican over the rules of life and death. All over the world, people nowadays want […]

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For me, one of the most remarkable sentences in Barack Obama’s splendid inauguration speech on 20 Jan 09 was this: “For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.” It is the first time I’ve ever noticed […]

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