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Canada is delaying plans which would allow people with mental illness to access medically assisted death amid concern from some clinicians that the healthcare system is not prepared to handle the complicated cases. Starting March 2023, Canada is expected to become one of the few countries in the world to allow physician-assisted death for chronic […]

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https://www.thegooddeathsocietyblog.net/2022/11/20/an-unlikely-best-seller-had-a-rocky-backstory-the-controversial-history-of-final-exit/

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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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The MIT Technology Review reported 13 October: In a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Philip Nitschke—“Dr. Death” or “the Elon Musk of assisted suicide” to some—is overseeing the last few rounds of testing on his new Sarco machine before shipping it to Switzerland, where he says its first user is waiting. This is the […]

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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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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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Film director Jean-Luc Godard, who spearheaded the revolutionary French New Wave of cinema, has died at 91 by assisted suicide at his home in Switzerland. Godard burst onto the scene with 1960’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), which started a run of acclaimed releases that rewrote the rules of film and influenced directors from Martin […]

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