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Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor, has endorsed the campaign to legalize assisted dying in Scotland. The 81-year-old, whose credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation on television and the X-Men series of blockbuster movies, told The Sunday Times that such legislation “is the mark of a forward-thinking, progressive society”.

Last month Liam McArthur, a Liberal Democrat MSP, launched a public consultation on his proposed member’s bill to give mentally competent terminally ill people the choice of assisted dying to avoid a protracted, painful and undignified death.

Assisted dying is legal in countries including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada and nine states in the the US including California, where Stewart lives. The actor told how he had been affected by the death of someone close who ended her life in appalling circumstances.


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On Oct. 5, 2021, the bill to improve the California End of Life Option Act, was signed into law.
SB 380 goes into effect on January 1, 2022 and makes the following changes:
The mandatory minimum waiting period between the 1st and 2nd oral request will be reduced from 15 days to 48 hours.
Healthcare systems and hospices will have to post their aid-in-dying policies on their websites.
The final attestation form will be eliminated.
If a patient makes a request for medical aid in dying and their doctor cannot support them in it, the doctor will be required to tell the patient they will not support them, document the request in the patient’s medical record and transfer the patient’s medical records upon request

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Farewell to Hemlock: Killed by its Name

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Queensland will become the fifth Australian state to legalize voluntary assisted dying (VAD) after state Parliament passed a historic bill on Thursday.

After more than two days of emotionally charged debate, the bill passed with 61 MPs supporting the legislation and 30 voting against it.

The new laws — which are not set to take effect until January 2023 — will allow people aged 18 and older who are expected to die within 12 months, and who meet strict eligibility criteria, to seek medical assistance to end their lives.

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has finally dropped its long-standing
opposition to assisted dying. This is a significant milestone.

This landmark decision comes ahead of Baroness
Meacher's Assisted Dying Bill being debated on 22 October 2021
in the House of Lords.

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Just been talking on the phone with a woman in New York who paid $1,000  for 100 Nembutal tablets from a Mexican seller on the internet which were never delivered.

In all the years I’ve been monitoring these type of drug offers for self-deliverance I have not heard of one that was completed.  They’re all scams.  Nembutal is the favorite come-on.

Some of the sites offering drugs look very professional and convincing, until you look closely and notice the absence of medical qualifications and where the seller is based.  Some will take PayPal as this cheated NYC woman used.

The D E A, courier services and USPS know who, from experience, these drug dealers are and would intercept and seize packages.

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The British Medical Association (BMA) is coming under pressure to drop its opposition to assisted dying as efforts to change the law gather pace.

At its annual representatives meeting next week the doctors’ trade union is to consider a motion recommending that it adopts a neutral position on the issue. It comes after a survey of nearly 29,000 of its members concluded that medics were split on the issue.

Politicians in the Lords and Scottish parliament are involved in parallel moves to attempt to change the law to legalise assisted dying, with a YouGov poll earlier this month showing 73 per cent of Britons in favour of doctor-assisted suicide.

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73% of UK supports MAiD for the terminally ill

A YouGov research poll in the U.K. shows that there is overwhelming public support for doctor-assisted suicide for patients suffering from a terminal illness. The same report shows that Members of Parliament are heavily divided on this issue.

Almost three quarters of Britons (73%) think the law should be changed to allow doctors to assist in the suicide of someone suffering from a terminal illness, including 74% of Conservative voters and 76% of Labour voters. However, just 35% of MPs feel the same way.

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Jean’s Way: A Love Story

by Derek Humphry

A bestseller over 50 years. Ten translations.

Consider buying this classic book on KINDLE for $6 and an easy 420 KB download, 150 pages.

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From the Final Exit Network newsletter, Vol. 20, # 3, Summer 2021:

A right-to-die icon spoke from the grave (kind of) and gave a living RTD icon a big
sales boost to a best-selling book, Final Exit.

Oscar-winning Nomadland (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress) includes a passing reference to
Derek Humphry’s ultimate DIY guide for self-deliverance.

At the 37-minute mark of the film, a person is having one
of many “slice of life”-type conversations with a new friend
who suddenly appears to be sick. The friend explains that she
has small-cell lung cancer, that it has metastasized to her brain,
and that her doctors have given her seven or eight months to live.
Then she says, “I have this book called Final Exit
by Dr. Kevorkian. Some people call him Dr. Death.
It’s like various ways that you can end your life if you
need to. It’s kind of like a recipe.”

It was a recipe for a run on the book. Suddenly,
sales of all versions doubled, then tripled – all due to a
surprise mention in Nomadland.
The paperback sold out, and Random House
reprinted it by July 1.

“It was not pleasing to have the most successful of
my 13 books attributed to someone else,” Humphry
mused. “But the reason appears to be that the book’s
title is better known than my name, while Dr. Kevorkian
remains famous for the 130 people he helped to die.”
(Kevorkian died in 2011.)

The author error made no difference because the
book title name is well known, thus easily found by
searchers. “It is rare for any book to be mentioned in
a movie, especially a book as controversial as this,”
Humphry said.

Final Exit has never stopped selling since it first
appeared in l991.  Back then, Humphry had to publish it himself,
under the imprint of the Hemlock Society.  To huge
surprise, it became a New York Times #1 best-seller,
remaining on that list for 18 weeks. There were 10
translations.  Sales have continued for 30 years (constantly
updated) as a paperback, ebook, Kindle and audio.



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