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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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DIGNITAS will help foreign visitors to die in cases which they feel justified because of the terminal and hopeless suffering. The person must be a competent adult.

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I’m the author of a new novel titled SOUVENIR, which is out now from Random House/Ballantine Books. My novel, which centers on a woman who has ALS, in not any kind of how-to, position on the matter of terminally ill individuals’ right to end their lives on their own terms. info at http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780345499684 My interest […]

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The question is often raised as to why Oregon is the only state in the USA to pass a law (Death With Dignity Act, 1994) allowing physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Part of the answer lies in that fewer Oregonians go to church, and this is again confirmed. A study released Monday by the […]

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It is with a great pleasure that I inform you that today, February 19, 2008, that the Parliament of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has approved the bill Errr/Huss on de-criminalization of euthanasia. Now we can say that in the countries of Benelux (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) do exist the right for patients to receive […]

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Press Release: New Zealand Veterinary Association Supply of euthanasia drug professional suicide, says Veterinary Association president Dr Philip Nitschke’s suggestion that a person could obtain a dangerous narcotic for human euthanasia from a veterinarian is a slur on the integrity and professionalism of veterinarians, says NZ Veterinary Association president John Maclachlan. “It is both illegal […]

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