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A great worker for a long time in the right-to-die movement, JIM CHASTAIN, brought his life to an end on his 92nd birthday. He wrote this note, which son emailed next day. Jim wrote: Quote: To paraphrase Bilbo Baggins – [Tolkien character] Today is my 92nd birthday. Alas, 92 is far too short a time […]

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Here’s something we did not know until now: Since the Dutch euthanasia law came into force in 2002, Dutch doctors have helped over 49,000 people to die through euthanasia or physician assisted suicide (PAS). Although euthanasia and PAS remain criminal acts in the Netherlands, doctors are not prosecuted if the due care criteria of the […]

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This is a stage play which I recommend you try to attend if you are in the London UK area on the dates. It is a searing story of an merciful assisted suicide which landed the compassionate person in prison. I did some of the research for the script.– Derek H …. My mother, the […]

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Australia has been trying to pass legislation on doctor-assisted dying for about 50 years. Now a law has got early approval which looks like holding up. Victoria’s landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying bill passed the lower house with 47 votes to 37 on Friday.

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USATODAY Sept. 29, 2017 Floridians favor physician-assisted suicide The state outlaws it, but a clear majority of Floridians favor giving terminally ill patients the option of ending their own lives with the help of a doctor, a new survey suggests. Nearly six of 10 respondents – 59 percent – to the University of South Florida-Nielsen […]

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Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act: Two Decades of Data By Tara Haelle Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), passed through a voter-approved ballot initiative in 1997, lays out strict requirements for patients interested in requesting a prescription from their physician that would enable the patient to end to his or her life. In the 20 […]

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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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Inaugural 2017 NuTech Prize It is with great pleasure that Exit International announces the establishment of a prize to be awarded to the most innovative use of technology to improve the means of providing a peaceful, elective and autonomous (DIY) death. The US$5000 prize will be awarded at the NuTech 2017 gathering in Toronto on […]

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BOOK REVIEW in the Final Exit Network’s newsletter, May 2017 Good Life, Good Death (Carrel Books, New York) by Derek Humphry Review by Huck DeVenzio When I saw this book I wanted to like it so I could write a favorable review. After all, it was by and about a most influential figure in the […]

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