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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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Farewell to Hemlock: Killed by its Name

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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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On  July  20, a 28-year-old man in the Netherlands was arrested for trafficking suicide powder. According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, at least six suicides are linked to the man. The Justice Department suspects the drug was provided to hundreds of people. Research should show how many people actually took the drug and how many […]

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There is an interesting peer-reviewed research published in OMEGA-Journal = of Death and Dying. Click here (https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211033368) = to read the article – “Why People Think They Might Hasten Their Death When= Faced with Irremediable Health Conditions Compared to Why They Actually Do= So.” (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00302228211033368) This is an extract: Since Derek Humphry’s best-selling book in […]

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This looks like an interesting movie: CANNES, France, July 8 (Reuters) – French movie director Francois Ozon tackles the thorny issue of euthanasia in his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, with a story of two sisters grappling with their sick father’s desire to end his life. In “Everything Went Fine”, Ozon does not […]

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