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Regarding the nomination by Trump of Supreme Court justice Gorsuch: The Washington Post article of 1 Feb.2017 contains a particularly interesting paragraph: “If his writing is any indication, Gorsuch seems to have been alarmed by the sudden proliferation in the mid-1990s and early-2000s of proposals seeking to legalize physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia. He also cites […]

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A QUALITY VIDEO DEBATING EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED DYING For over 20 years, Canadian citizens and courts have been engaged in a profound and divisive debate surrounding one of the most important moments in an individual’s life – the moment that it ends. In The Trouble with Dying, each side of the argument over the right […]

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A UNIQUE LIST You may like to see my up-to-date new listings of the films and videos made between l939 and 2013, and perhaps bookmark the site for future reference. ERGO’s Annotated Filmography Films, Made for TV Dramas, TV Documentaries and Videos Dealing with Dying and Euthanasia. Divided into three sections: 1. Feature films dealing […]

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BOOK REVIEW In Search of Gentle Death: The Fight for Your Right to Die With Dignity, by Richard N. Cote (Corinthian Books, 2012) Hardcover and ebook. Reviewed by Zoe FitzGerald Carter Faced with my mother’s decision to end her life after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for many years, I spent the last year of her […]

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Corinthian Books announces that the eBook version of In Search of Gentle Death: the Fight for Your Right to Die With Dignity by Richard N. Cote’ is now available not only from Amazon.com in the U.S., but also from Amazon sites all around the world, including Amazon Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and […]

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I am happy to announce the publication of my book, “In Search of Gentle Death: The Fight for Your Right to Die With Dignity.” The 479-page, deluxe hardcover edition, which took five years to research and write, contains 92 photographs and illustrations, a full bibliography, and a comprehensive index. An ebook version will also be […]

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Friday’s estate sale of Jack Kevorkian’s personal possessions included a variety of items, from his plastic hair comb (didn’t sell) to the initial design prototype for his Thanatron “death machine.” It had been estimated to sell for $100,000 to $200,000, but the highest bid was $65,000, said the auction firm handling the sale. Little of […]

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FILM REVIEW by Richard Cote “YOU DON’T KNOW JACK” In “You Don’t Know Jack,” Dr. Jack Kevorkian (played by Al Pacino), a made-for-television HBO movie, was broadcast in the U.S. on April 24. Its story opens when the unemployed Michigan pathologist, age 60, had found his new calling: hastening the death of patients suffering from […]

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The Montana Supreme Court said Thursday (12.31.09) that nothing in state law prevents patients from seeking physician-assisted suicide, making Montana the third state that will allow the procedure. Patients and doctors had been waiting for the state’s high court to step in after a lower court decided a year ago that constitutional rights to privacy […]

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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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