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Tasmania’s lower house has rejected voluntary euthanasia by the narrowest of margins. The private members bill, co-sponsored by Labor Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim, was defeated 13-11 with Speaker Michael Polley effectively using his casting vote against it. Debate in the 25-member House of Assembly had indicated a 12-12 result after all […]

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The US Congress moved a step closer to averting an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines. The Federal Helium Program, which provides about 42 percent of the nation’s helium from a storage site near Amarillo, Texas, […]

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In the current issue of THE HUMANIST magazine there is a fine article about a man with early stage Alzheimer’s taking his life with the guidance of the Final Exit Network. The End by: Nontheist Published in the September/October 2013 Humanist Extract: That final day had been a long time coming. John was a scientist—a […]

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Derek Humphry notes August 2015: This post is now out-of-date. Worthington Industries, maker of the Party Balloon Kits, is now diluting its helium tanks by 20 percent, making them useless for self-deliverance from a terminal illness. Seek pure helium elsewhere. Re: The internet rumors about diluted helium UPDATE Suggest you read my new (Aug.2015) pamphlet […]

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Discussion on TV of the helium hood method Another sign of the public acceptance of assisted suicide for the terminally ill was a unusual scene on Monday, 20 May 2013, in the successful series program “The Big C” shown on the Showtime television channel in America and internationally. This was the closure of the fourth […]

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Montana Senate rejects bill banning doctor-assisted suicide The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have made it illegal for doctors and caregivers to help terminally ill people kill themselves. House Bill 505 was struck down 15 April 2013 in a 27-23 floor vote. The Montana Supreme Court had ruled in 2009 that nothing […]

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The Pioneer Press in Minnesota reported on 18 December 2012: Right-to-die group argues free speech in Apple Valley assisted suicide case A national right-to-die-group argued on Dec. 18 that its role in the suicide of an Apple Valley woman, which included instructions on the best way to die by asphyxiation, was protected as free speech. […]

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Message from Derek Humphry at ERGO This time of year I ask if you can make a contribution to ERGO (Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization). Gifts are tax-deductible because ERGO is nonprofit 501c3 with an IRS tax ID # of 93-111834. www.finalexit.org Although we earn a modest amount of money daily from the sales of […]

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The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison is to star in new BBC Three sitcom ” Way to Go.” The six-part series is described as a “black comedy” about three men who set up an assisted-suicide business. It will air next year. Harrison will play Scott, who devises the desperate scheme when his terminally ill neighbor asks […]

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If you missed last night’s FRONTLINE tv program ‘The Suicide Plan’ you can see it at this web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/suicide-plan/ It is well worth watching……..Derek 14 Nov 2012 www.finalexit.org

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