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The significance of obituaries I’m a daily scanner of the obituaries in the four newspapers that I read  in USA and UK (all now online, unfortunately.)  Why this obsession? True, at 90 I’m on the cusp of life and death myself, yet the instinct to study the lives of others recently deceased goes longer and […]

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BRUCE YELLE, of Florence, Oregon, a great campaigner for the rights of terminally ill people, died on 24 December 2020. He was 67. He had pancreatic cancer. In 2018 He founded End of Life Choices to fight for improvements to Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act 1988. Bruce had deliberately moved home from California to Oregon […]

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ERGO’s mission is that making solid progress — via acceptability and legality — is best achieved by the international exchange of pertinent literature, news and views. Our aim is to give choices in dying to the terminally and degenerative ill adult; people with issues contact ERGO daily. Since 1995, we have funded the organization through […]

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At last there is some movement towards better choices in dying in a European country which is always slow to reform. Austria’s Constitutional Court has issued two important decisions. It held it unconstitutional to prohibit assisting suicide. According to the Court’s press release: At the request of several people affected, including two seriously ill people, […]

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This article by Faye Girsh, of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, is well worth reading, and perhaps filing, but it is too long to publish on this blog: Ten Ways to Help Ensure a Peaceful Death Only 10% of us will die in our sleep. For the rest, here is a list that can […]

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Betty Rollin’s husband wanted physician-assisted dying but being in New York he could not have it. The New York Tines obituary on him said, in part: Harold Edwards, known by his large circle of friends as Ed, died of colon cancer on November 10 at 84 at his home in New York City. He was […]

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People are constantly asking what is the situation on doctor-assisted dying for the terminally ill in the USA. The legal scholar Thaddeus Pope has published a new and insightful article on the state-to-state differences for medical aid in dying. This is an abstract: Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws Thaddeus Mason […]

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Many people ask me where is it easiest to get nembutal in Mexico? Veterinary Nembutal can be bought in vet/animal stores in Mexico but it has to be searched out. Some stores will have it, some not, some unwilling. There is no sure place! Those in the countryside are most likely. This is the feedback […]

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Progress towards wider medical assisted choice in dying at life’s end…… With bipartisan backing, New Zealand has just passed a progressive law. Now, beginning on Nov. 6 of next year, doctors will be able to legally prescribe a lethal dose of medicine to patients suffering from terminal illnesses. “What a great day to be a […]

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MY OPINION Nowadays it’s fashionable to use euphemisms for elderly suicide, self- deliverance and doctor-assisted suicide. Old age self-killing is now called the ‘completed life’. The arguments for and against are already laid out in dozens of articles and books, almost entirely by academics and physicians (see Google). Thus, I will summarize mine as a […]

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