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The Economist of 8 November has a long article surveying the benefits and problems of medical assisted dying worldwide. Death on demand In the West, assisted dying is rapidly becoming legal and accepted It is raising hard questions and changing how people think about death Extract : Change has been rapid. Assisted dying is now […]

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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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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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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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Today is a special day: in Western Australia the Voluntary Aid in Dying Act (that is ratified in 2019) has come info force. Earlier this month, the new established laws in Spain and New Mexico came into effect. Other good news also comes from Australia: the South Australian VAD bill is amended, approved and ratified. […]

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Scotland is edging towards enacting legislation that will give dying patients the right to end their lives. The SNP has pledged, if re-elected, to set up a citizen’s assembly representing a cross-section of society to look at legalizing assisted dying. The Scottish Greens, who may form a coalition government with the SNP after May’s election, […]

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Dr Henry Marsh: The law insists that I suffer until the end Dr Henry Marsh Friday April 02 2021 After many decades of working with patients facing death, a recent diagnosis of advanced cancer means that I now face death myself — possibly within a year, perhaps up to five years or more if I […]

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March was a month of legislative action: Spain legalized euthanasia, Canada finally signed Bill C-7 into law and the Tasmanian VAD Bill passed the final vote in the Lower House. Unfortunately, the Portugese Constitutional Court overturned the in January approved euthanasia bill. However, the decision left open the option to euthanasia provided that the legislation […]

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There is a lengthy and accurate article about the right-to-die in Bloomberg Business news. The author describes his father’s well-laid plans to achieve a good end to his life. Below is a tiny extract.  Suggest going to read the whole article  at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-27/death-with-dignity-how-i-helped-my-dad-die Extract: I later learned of popular how-to books such as Final Exit, […]

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