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This first right-to-die law just passed in Australia is a welcome break-through, but will it work in a smooth manner? I’ve not yet had chance to read the Victoria law, but according to BBC World News, three doctors have to sign off on the proposed assisted dying, and then it goes before a board for […]

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The Swiss group DIGNITAS has survived many controversial battles, now takes it fight for choices in dying further abroad. EDITORIAL NOVEMBER 2017 newsletter of DIGNITAS, Switzerland: Freedom of choice in one’s life and at life’s end is a human right. In 1998, the non-profit association DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with […]

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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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AN INVITATION A Broadway Bound Musical – Death with Dignity Inspired Duke Theater 229 42nd St, New York NY 10036 Goodbye New York’s first performance is on 10/5 at 7pm and tickets are now available at: https://tickets.dukeon42.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=8960 Can also follow on: Facebook page – Goodbye New York: A New Musical https://www.facebook.com/GoodbyeNYMusical/ Instagram – @goodbyenewyorkmusical 10/5 […]

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DIGNITAS (Switzerland) newsletter for August 2017 According to the Swiss government’s deaths statistics, a mere 1.2 % of all deaths registered in 2014 were accompanied suicides. DIGNITAS has calculated – based on the data published by the Swiss self-determination organizations – that also in the two subsequent years, the number of assisted suicides stayed below […]

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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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