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The number of people opting to die by euthanasia [in the Netherlands] rose by 13% last year to 4,188, according to the five regional committees charged with ensuring the legal conditions for assisted suicide are met. Euthanasia requests have risen steadily since 2006 when 1,923 people applied for assisted suicide. Researchers have been unable to […]

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Report of the NuTech Workshop at the World Conference of Right to Die Societies in Melbourne (NOTE: NuTech is short for ‘New Technologies for Self-Deliverance, founded 1999 as an international research group for new ways of ending one’s life without a doctor when terminally ill. NuTech invented the widely-used helium hood method.) By Faye Girsh […]

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To read about the outcome of using face masks instead of plastic bags in self-deliverance from a terminal illness, read this paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics about testing done in Switzerland. J Med Ethics 2010;36:174-179 doi:10.1136/jme.2009.032490 * Law, ethics and medicine Assisted suicide by oxygen deprivation with helium at the Swiss right-to-die organisation, […]

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A severely disfigured French woman, found dead this month after a court rejected her request for euthanasia, took a lethal overdose of barbiturates, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Former schoolteacher Chantal Sebire, 52, suffered from a rare and incurable tumour which severely deformed her face and caused her to lose the sense of smell, taste […]

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The hardcopy paperback ‘Final Exit’ 3rd edition by Derek Humphry touched the 5,061 mark in Amazon.com’s sales listing today. You can download an even more up-to-date digitized edition at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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I’m the author of a new novel titled SOUVENIR, which is out now from Random House/Ballantine Books. My novel, which centers on a woman who has ALS, in not any kind of how-to, position on the matter of terminally ill individuals’ right to end their lives on their own terms. info at http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345499684 My interest […]

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The question is often raised as to why Oregon is the only state in the USA to pass a law (Death With Dignity Act, 1994) allowing physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Part of the answer lies in that fewer Oregonians go to church, and this is again confirmed. A study released Monday by the […]

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It is with a great pleasure that I inform you that today, February 19, 2008, that the Parliament of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has approved the bill Errr/Huss on de-criminalization of euthanasia. Now we can say that in the countries of Benelux (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) do exist the right for patients to receive […]

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Press Release: New Zealand Veterinary Association Supply of euthanasia drug professional suicide, says Veterinary Association president Dr Philip Nitschke’s suggestion that a person could obtain a dangerous narcotic for human euthanasia from a veterinarian is a slur on the integrity and professionalism of veterinarians, says NZ Veterinary Association president John Maclachlan. “It is both illegal […]

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