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The Hastings Center has announced a significant research project: ‘Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die’ will focus on basic issues surrounding an individual’s ability to exercise end of life choices when suffering from dementia. Here’s a one significant paragraph extract from the announcement: In 2018, 5.7 million Americans were living with dementia. […]

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For many years people have been thinking up new ways that a legal, peaceful, swift dying can be achieved. None have tried harder than Dr.Philip Nitschke, an Australian now living in the Netherlands. Nitschke has created a 3D-printed suicide machine that allows users to administer their own death in a matter of minutes. Called Sarco, […]

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LET’S INCLUDE MORE OF THE DYING IN DEATH WITH DIGNITY LAW Choices for Compassionate Ending of Life (CCEoL) is a campaigning group with the sole aim of making Oregon’s pioneering Death With Dignity Act more available in modern times. After two hard-fought citizen ballot initiatives, the Oregon law took effect in l998 and has since […]

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BETTER SELF-DELIVERANCE INFORMATION ERGO has updated and improved its top selling edocument “How To Make Your Own Inert Gas Hood Kit” by Derek Humphry © Available only as a digital download pdf at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store Save it to your computer; print one copy. It is clearer and better illustrated than the previous edocument, but if you […]

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Do you want to leave after 90 years? Interesting argument developing in the UK (See report below.) This has also been a debate in the Netherlands. …….. On April 16 Michael Irwin gave a talk at the Cornerstone Centre, in Brighton and Hove, a city on the south coast of the UK, on – ‘When […]

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‘Jean’s Way: A Love Story’ is a moving account of assisted dying between a married couple, best read on KINDLE because it is short and pithy. Translated into 8 languages, but only in English on Kindle. OR at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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By Derek Humphry What’s in a word? Is saying ‘suicide’ as in ‘assisted suicide’ preferable, or is it better to use an euphemism like ‘assisted dying’? From the start in l980 we at the Hemlock Society always bluntly called the medical helping to die procedures ‘physician-assisted suicide’ and, when carried out alone, ‘self-deliverance’. We stressed […]

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It has always been a puzzle that the UK has made no progress in choices-in-dying legislation despite many other countries have done so. Since 1936 there have about 12 attempts at law reform in the Westminster parliament — all failed. And this is supposed to be the ‘mother of democracies’! Reading the new opinion poll […]

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Amazon.com ranking for “Final Exit’ on 02/13/2019 : Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Books > Law > Health & Medical Law > Right to Die #1 in Books > Law > Estate Planning > Living Wills #41 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Sociology […]

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TARGETING VULNERABLE TEENAGERS Be advised that there are some web sites which are stealing bits of genuine information from reputed ‘right-to-die’ organizations (such as ERGO, Final Exit, Exit International, Exit Scotland) and telling teenagers — notably in the UK — how to commit suicide. Google is good about removing these offensives web sites once it […]

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