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Dutch euthanasia not for strangers Dutch law does not say one must be Dutch citizen. Where the core of the law implies a very good, intense relationship with the doctor that will comply with a request, it is considered to be practically impossible to travel to the Netherlands for one purpose (euthanasia) only. No doctor […]

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——————————————————————————— STATEMENT FROM THE FINAL EXIT NETWORK In a legal case testing whether Final Exit Network is allowed to teach about self-deliverance, the Court of Appeals of Minnesota has upheld the volunteer group’s 2015 conviction for “assisting” in a “suicide.” Final Exit Network, Inc. — the corporation only, not any individual — was found guilty […]

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Broad Support for Medical Aid in Dying in MN Poll Results Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (Sept. 2016) A new survey among likely voters in Minnesota finds broad and deep support for medical aid in dying. In principle, Minnesotans believe medical aid in dying should be a legal option for terminally ill individuals by a margin […]

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) – A California judge on Friday refused to suspend a new state law allowing physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, citing the need to protect them from pain, but he allowed a legal challenge to proceed. The mixed ruling portends a continued debate over the highly contested law in the first months […]

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The Canadian government has rejected a proposed Senate amendment that would make it easier for Canadians to get medical help to end their lives. Health Minister Jane Philpott and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Thursday that the government will accept most of the seven amendments the Senate approved to their controversial assisted-death bill, known as […]

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The rejection by the London Parliament (11 Sept.2015) of another assisted dying bill by a vote of 330-118 is, by my count, the twelfth time this body has considered a choice in dying reform law. The first attempt was back in l936. All have been firmly voted down. That seven other states or nations have […]

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The New Mexico Court of Appeals has struck down a prior Bernalillo County District Court ruling that essentially allowed assisted suicide in the state. In a split decision, a majority of the court concluded “that aid in dying is not a fundamental liberty interest under the New Mexico Constitution.” A District Court judge previously ruled […]

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Press release from the Final Exit Network Minnesota Case: Final Exit Network Found Guilty Of a Crime For Showing Compassion HASTINGS, Minnesota, May 14 — A 12-member jury found Final Exit Network, Inc. guilty of “assisting” in a “suicide” and interfering with the scene of a death so as to “mislead” the coroner. A five-woman, […]

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TWO WOMEN PIONEERS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE Forty years ago today Jean Humphry used physician-assisted suicide to end her life at age 42. She was in an advanced stage of cancer metastasized from breast cancer two years earlier. She fought to live, had three chemotherapies, and good pain control from caring doctors. A few months earlier, […]

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The Star in Canada reported 13 Feb.2015: More than three quarters of Canadians support the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling last week legalizing physician-assisted suicide, according to a new Forum Research poll. The survey of 1,018 adult Canadians conducted Monday and Tuesday, after Friday’s unanimous decision by the top court, found 78 per cent of […]

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