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From The Lancet Book Reviews: “Good Life, Good Death” Review by Talha Khan Burki Published: May 2017 Derek Humphry used a cocktail of codeine and secobarbital to end his wife’s life. The cancer had spread from her breast into her bones and organs. Jean Humphry had reached a stage at which the merest movement threatened […]

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“Dying in the Americas 2018” conference Visit www.finalexitnetwork.org for more information. Explore the future of dying in the Americas: Where we are today and help define a path to the future. March 21-25, 2018 Las Vegas/Henderson, NV Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa located on Lake Las Vegas Join us to re-imagine the dying […]

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DIGNITAS (Switzerland) newsletter for August 2017 According to the Swiss government’s deaths statistics, a mere 1.2 % of all deaths registered in 2014 were accompanied suicides. DIGNITAS has calculated – based on the data published by the Swiss self-determination organizations – that also in the two subsequent years, the number of assisted suicides stayed below […]

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Letter to the Editor of the Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon, 21 August 2017: Death With Dignity law falls short I read with interest about the new organization in Oregon dealing with death with dignity (guest viewpoint, Aug. 16). The Oregon Death With Dignity law is good, but can be more compassionate. It could be expanded to […]

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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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Physician-assisted suicides up in the Netherlands Cases of euthanasia are reportedly on the rise in the Netherlands. A total 6,091 cases were registered last year ? a 10% rise compared to 2015. As reported by Dutch News online, euthanasia now accounts for 4% of total deaths. Meanwhile, the regional monitoring boards said the rules for […]

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Regarding the nomination by Trump of Supreme Court justice Gorsuch: The Washington Post article of 1 Feb.2017 contains a particularly interesting paragraph: “If his writing is any indication, Gorsuch seems to have been alarmed by the sudden proliferation in the mid-1990s and early-2000s of proposals seeking to legalize physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. He also cites […]

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