Medscape reported 20 September 2016 on a Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (PCOS) 2016 SAN FRANCISCO ― Oregon was the first state in the United States to enact a physician aid in dying law, known as Death With Dignity Act (DWD). Now, almost 20 years later, there is little evidence that it has been abused. […]
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California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped efforts to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. The authors of the legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs did not have enough support to get it through committees amid fierce religious opposition. Sponsors vowed to continue the fight. Aid-in-dying advocates had said they would […]
Brittany Maynard took her life on the day she had predicted, Saturday, November 1, 2014. A brave person who faced up realistically to the tragedy in her life. Her story has had an impact. About 70 terminal residents every year in Oregon use this law to hasten their ends.
Posted in Assisted dying, Assisted Suicide, Derek Humphry, Dignitas, Euthanasia, exit bag, Final Exit, Final Exit Network, Hemlock, physician-assisted suicide, Politics/Law, right to die, RTD News, RTD Organizations, Self-Deliverance, Self-directed death, Suicide (rational) on May 28th, 2014
Exit in Switzerland has added “suicide due to old age” to their statutes at an annual general meeting held recently, allowing people suffering from psychological or physical problems associated with old age the choice to end their life. Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland and technically even a healthy young person could use such services. […]
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 […]
The Oregon Death With Dignity Act, 15 years on: As of January 14, 2013, prescriptions for lethal medications were written for 115 people during 2012 under the provisions of the Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), compared to 114 during 2011. At the time of this report, there were 77 known DWDA deaths during 2012. This […]
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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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The Suicide Plan Coming November 13, 2012 FRONTLINE on PBS TV explores the underground world of assisted suicide In this groundbreaking 90-minute film, FRONTLINE explores the underground world of assisted suicide and takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time – told not only by the people choosing to die, […]
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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 […]
By Derek Humphry If there is anybody in the right-to-die movement who made a radical difference it was Dr. Peter Goodwin, who brought his life to an end on 11 March 2012 in the presence of his family, using the law he helped to pass. Aged 83, he suffered from an incurable brain illness. Up […]