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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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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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