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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Suicide Act in England – the law that criminalized assisted dying for terminally ill people. There are now Assisted Dying Bills coming in both the House of Lords and the Scottish Parliament. On many occasions in the past such law reform has failed but now public opinion has […]

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