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The blog of the Oxford University Press August 22, 2017, printed this article about free speech and the right-to-die movement: Is advocating suicide a crime under the First Amendment? Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law By Susan Stefan Two different cases raising similar issues about advocating suicide may […]

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SOCIAL CHANGE TAKES TIME It is a remarkable and encouraging statement of the real progress that the world right-to-die movement has made that today’s Sunday New York Times front page lead story is about doctor-assisted suicide, or doctor-assisted dying, whichever you like to call it. This article concerns Canada where, as with the arrival of […]

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Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in the state of New York, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances or firmly opposed. Undeterred, several supporters gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday, hoping stories of loved ones lost to painful […]

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Medical Aid in Dying Library I am liquidating my entire collection of books on medical aid in dying. There are over 300 titles, most hardcopy, and all are in good to excellent condition. Many are now out of print and are not available digitally. I have not set a price and will consider a “best […]

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FEN takes Death with Dignity case to the U.S. Supreme Court The Board of Directors of Final Exit Network has authorized an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States from the corporation’s conviction in Minnesota on a charge of “assisting” in a “suicide.” On Tuesday, March 14, the Supreme Court of Minnesota declined […]

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How to Get the Death You Want A Practical and Moral Guide By John Abraham ISBN: 978-0-942679-40-3 Upper Access Books $14.95 A comprehensive manual for those reaching the end of life, and for their friends, relatives, advocates, and caretakers. Abraham describes in detail the challenges faced by those who wish to avoid months or years […]

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The Washington Times reported 9 January 2017: Congress will move to block the District of Columbia’s new assisted suicide law, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the city’s government said Monday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who heads the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Capitol Hill takes the issue seriously and […]

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The newest Death with Dignity law, the Colorado End of Life Options Act, went into effect 17 December 2016, after Governor Hickenlooper signed it into law. Colorado thus becomes the 5th state with an assisted dying statute. Qualified terminally ill Coloradans may now legally request and obtain medication to hasten their death.

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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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Washington D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice. It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American […]

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