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Stuff.co.nz website reports 13 July 2017: Dodgy scam site uses Kiwi pro-euthanasia protest imagery to sell bogus suicide drugs Pro-euthanasia lobby group Exit International is warning its members off a scam website, based in the Ukraine, which is fleecing the elderly by selling the popular and costly suicide drug Nembutal, which never arrives. Those falling […]

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Legislation that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from physicians is again before state lawmakers in the state of New York, though top lawmakers are either skeptical about its chances or firmly opposed. Undeterred, several supporters gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday, hoping stories of loved ones lost to painful […]

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Part of the Washington Post’s reporting 22 March 2017 on the senate hearings on whether to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court: Senator Diane Feinstein with Judge Gorsuch…. The two also discussed a book that Gorsuch wrote in which he opposed physician-assisted suicide, and said any taking of a human life was […]

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How to Get the Death You Want A Practical and Moral Guide By John Abraham ISBN: 978-0-942679-40-3 Upper Access Books $14.95 A comprehensive manual for those reaching the end of life, and for their friends, relatives, advocates, and caretakers. Abraham describes in detail the challenges faced by those who wish to avoid months or years […]

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Pioneer Press, Letters to the Editor for December 27, 2016 APPEAL PENDING On Dec. 19, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Final Exit Network for “speech” that enabled one of its members to commit suicide after suffering severe chronic pain for more than a decade. The “crime” was giving this person a […]

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Colorado passed a medical aid in dying measure 11/08/16 that will allow adults suffering from terminal illness to take life-ending, doctor-prescribed sleeping medication. The ballot initiative passed overwhelmingly, by a two-thirds, one-third split, according to unofficial returns. Supporters claimed victory an hour after polls closed in Colorado. There are now five states which have passed […]

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Washington D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in the city, making the District the sixth jurisdiction nationwide to allow the practice. It is the first predominantly black community to legalize so-called “death with dignity,” overcoming objections from some African American […]

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This email reached ERGO today: Thank you very much for your message and resources. My dad was tremendously suffering (ALS, Leukemia, Diabetes, Arthritis, and other health issues) and due to no physician-assisted suicide in Minnesota, he shared that he needed to take things into his own hands before he got so weak and incapacitated that […]

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The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported 17 September 2016: Waiting for ‘the die medicine’ By Tracy Seipel, Bay Area News Group For 78-year-old Judy Dale, this wasn’t the way California’s new aid-in-dying law was supposed to work. The San Francisco grandmother, her body riddled with cancer, had hoped to die on her own terms when the […]

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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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