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For many years people have been thinking up new ways that a legal, peaceful, swift dying can be achieved. None have tried harder than Dr.Philip Nitschke, an Australian now living in the Netherlands. Nitschke has created a 3D-printed suicide machine that allows users to administer their own death in a matter of minutes. Called Sarco, […]

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It has always been a puzzle that the UK has made no progress in choices-in-dying legislation despite many other countries have done so. Since 1936 there have about 12 attempts at law reform in the Westminster parliament — all failed. And this is supposed to be the ‘mother of democracies’! Reading the new opinion poll […]

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There is a world-wide debate about whether or not patients who are severely demented could be given doctor-assisted suicide (assisted dying). Perhaps this forthcoming court case will suggest answers. Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalization 16 years ago. The […]

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Right-to-die activist Sean Davison, who appeared in court on a murder charge in Capetown, South Africa, on 19 Sept., is being investigated for more cases of assisted suicide. Davison is currently president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies which has some 51 affiliates in 28 countries. Prosecutor Megan Blow asked the Cape […]

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A MEETING WORTH ATTENDING If you happen to be within easy reach of the pleasant Oregon seaside town of FLORENCE this coming Sunday (10 June), around lunchtime, you could pop into the local library and hear what changes need to be made to the OREGON DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, which became law in 1998 I […]

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“Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-deliverance and Assisted Suicide” is currently ranked #18,282 out of over 8,000,000 books in Amazon’s catalog. In print since l991. Now in 3rd edition. 05.2.18 #18,282 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1 in Books > Law > Estate Planning > Living Wills #1 in Books > Law > […]

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Here’s something we did not know until now: Since the Dutch euthanasia law came into force in 2002, Dutch doctors have helped over 49,000 people to die through euthanasia or physician assisted suicide (PAS). Although euthanasia and PAS remain criminal acts in the Netherlands, doctors are not prosecuted if the due care criteria of the […]

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Interesting stats from Switzerland appear to show that suicide is mostly carried out by men, the majority of women use assisted suicide. Last year, some 10,078 new members joined the euthanasia organization Exit, the group announced. The number of actual assisted suicides went down slightly, whilst the average age of Exit members rose. At the […]

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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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Australia has been trying to pass legislation on doctor-assisted dying for about 50 years. Now a law has got early approval which looks like holding up. Victoria’s landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying bill passed the lower house with 47 votes to 37 on Friday.

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