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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 Vermont House and Senate have now both approved the same version of a law based on Oregon’s model Death with Dignity legislation, and the bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. In the past, Governor Shumlin has indicated he’ll sign the bill if it reaches his desk. With the Governor’s signature, Vermont […]

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Due to the many interesting questions posed by customers, there is now an extended, revised version of the pamphlet “How to Make Your Own Helium Hood Kit” dealing with these inquiries. (The technique remains the same.) It can be digitally downloaded (with illustrations) for $7 at the ERGO Bookstore. —- Derek Humphry, author, “Final Exit: […]

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World Radio Switzerland reported 16 August 2011: TV host’s assisted suicide in Zurich shines light on taboo in Israel Assisted suicide is a topic that often gets coverage in Switzerland’s national media, but in Israel, the subject is taboo. In recent days, that taboo has been brought into the open, following news that a high-profile […]

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The Swiss government has dropped a plan to impose stricter rules for assisted suicide. Switzerland has long permitted “passive assisted suicide,” where someone can give another person the means to kill themselves provided the helper doesn’t personally benefit from the death. The government said Wednesday that existing laws provide enough safeguards to prevent abuse without […]

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Nan Maitland, a founder of a group supporting elderly suicide, has taken her life to avoid prolonged suffering in her old age. She suffered from severe arthritis. Maitland, born in 1926, used to live in Kent, where she brought up her three children before moving to London 40 years ago. She dispensed advice on suicide […]

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U P D A T E THE POSIBILITY OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE FOR THE TERMINALLY OR HOPELESSLY ILL, COMPETENT, ADULT PERSON IN SWITZERLAND Issued by ERGO for information only Physician-assisted suicide is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Colombia, Albania, Switzerland, and the US states of Washington, Montana and Oregon. All have their own criteria. Except […]

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There is a long and extremely interesting article in the Guardian in London. Worth reading. To read it, go to (you may need to copy/paste this URL) http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/nov/18/assisted-suicide-dignitas-house ———————————- Inside the Dignitas house More than 1,000 people have traveled to Switzerland to end their lives. But what is it really like inside the world’s first […]

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Switzerland has announced plans to crack down on so-called ‘suicide tourism’ by signalling that it might close the Dignitas clinic that has helped hundreds of terminally ill people to end their lives. The plans, in the form of two draft Bills that will be offered for public debate, are likely to set off a rush […]

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Two popular initiatives, both dealing with assisted suicides, have gathered enough signatures to call for a vote in canton Zurich, Switzerland. No date has been scheduled for the votes. The first calls for the canton to allow assistance but only for people who have been resident in the canton for at least a year. The […]

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