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How to Get the Death You Want A Practical and Moral Guide By John Abraham ISBN: 978-0-942679-40-3 Upper Access Books $14.95 A comprehensive manual for those reaching the end of life, and for their friends, relatives, advocates, and caretakers. Abraham describes in detail the challenges faced by those who wish to avoid months or years […]

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Colorado passed a medical aid in dying measure 11/08/16 that will allow adults suffering from terminal illness to take life-ending, doctor-prescribed sleeping medication. The ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly, by a two-thirds, one-third split, according to unofficial returns. Supporters claimed victory an hour after polls closed in Colorado. There are now five states which have passed […]

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Washington D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice. It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American […]

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https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/euthanasia-pro-and-con/id1132910035?mt=2 Podcast by ” Euthanasia: Pro and Con ” on iTunes 1 Episode 4. Derek Humphry: author of Final Exit, the handbook Derek Humphry an American journalist, author 7/21/2016 Free View In iTunes 2 Ep.3. Margaret Somerville: Professor, McGill University Margaret Somerville is a Samuel Gale Professor 7/9/2016 Free View In iTunes 3 Episode 2. […]

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(Reuters Health) – Legalized euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are mainly used by patients with cancer, but remain rare, according to a new analysis of such programs. In the last year alone, California has legalized physician-assisted suicide, Canada legalized both physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, and Colombia performed its first legal euthanasia, said John Urwin, a study […]

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The Atlantic magazine has published in its current issue a fine article about Final Exit Network’s Exit Guide program. Here it is: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/the-volunteers-who-help-people-end-their-own-lives/489602/?utm_source=atltw

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The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found the following in a survey: Summary: Despite increasing legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) worldwide, the practice remains relatively rare and, when carried out, is primarily motivated by psychological factors such as loss of autonomy or enjoyment of life, rather than physical pain. […]

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The Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that terminally ill New Mexicans do not have a constitutionally protected right to enlist a doctor’s help to end their lives. Justice Edward L. Chavez wrote in his opinion, released 06.29.16, that the court recognized the “magnitude and importance of the very personal desire of a terminally […]

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ERGO/Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ellen Barfield, (410) 243-5876 DEATH WITH DIGNITY ADVOCATE DR. LAWRENCE EGBERT DIES Lawrence D. Egbert, MD, MPH, the Baltimore anesthesiologist whose leadership in the right-to-die movement cost him his Maryland license to practice medicine, died of a heart attack June 9. He was 88. Dr. Egbert, […]

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“Final Exit” has been updated for 2016. The ebook download version is fully updated at the ERGO Bookstore www.finalexit.org/ergo-store The paperback when ordered from ERGO Bookstore now has a printed Addendum 2016 included with all copies. (The above updates are not available with Amazon.com purchases.) If you have ‘Final Exit’ already and want the updates, […]

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