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WORLD FEDERATION OF RIGHT TO DIE SOCIETIES CONFERENCE 2022 Report to the Final Exit Network Board by Brian Ruder, President Mary Ewert and Brian Ruder were among 12 FEN members attending the 2022 World Federation of Right to Die Societies conference held in Toronto, Canada November 3-6th. There were 170 delegates. Following are some highlights […]

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25 years of end-of-life options in Oregon By Laurie Trieger This month marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act; in approving the law, Oregon was the first state to authorize medical aid in dying. Though it was originally passed via ballot measure in 1994, the law was challenged in the courts and […]

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A group of French people will take part in a citizens’ convention that will help to determine whether to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Citizens’ Convention on the End of Life the initiative of President Macron, who wants to put the debate on the right to die at the heart of his second term […]

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The Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) has been given honorary life membership in the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in recognition of its service to the international movement since 1980. https://finalexit.org/ergo-store

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World premiere this Saturday 10/22 of a new documentary ADDICTED TO LIFE, and its powerful message supporting Medical Aid-in-Dying. Showing at the Portland Film Festival in person and to stream online. Strong-willed, funny and charismatic, at 37, Belgian athlete Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. As her strength falters and her body begins to fail, […]

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As part of the Dutch system of transparency in its Termination of Life upon Request law, this week the Health Minister provided a report to the Dutch Parliament outlining the backlog which the increase in requests for euthanasia from mental health patients has created. While Dutch psychiatrists are supportive of the right of those suffering […]

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Faith Sommerfield, aged 82, Founder of the Completed Life Initiative, chose to complete her life on September 27th, 2022 at the Pegasos Swiss Association in Basel, Switzerland. A life-long advocate for a person’s right to self-determination, Faith traveled to Switzerland, where her choice to pursue Voluntary Assisted Dying (“VAD”) is permitted, in order to complete […]

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Although the Canadian law for doctor assisted dying was hotly debated in 2016, when it was originally enacted, it has won broad public acceptance since then, with polls showing strong support. Through December of 2021, 31,664 Canadians have received assisted deaths. Of those, 224 who died last year were not terminally ill

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The New York Times for 19 Sept.22 has this article: Is Choosing Death Too Easy in Canada? Since the government expanded the eligibility for assisted death last year to include those with disabilities, critics have been saying there should be more checks and balances. Canada is among 12 countries and several American states where assisted […]

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