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Governor Phil Scott has signed S.74 into law, amending Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying statute. Advocates for the changes said this would make the medical-aid-in-dying process more accessible for terminally ill Vermonters.  Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying law has been in effect since 2013. It set up a multi-step process to request a life-ending prescription for any patient with a prognosis […]

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If interested in the debate over whether medical assisted dying should be extended beyond the only terminal adult, this long article in the Colorado Sun of 14 March is well worth reading: Denver doctor helped patients with severe anorexia obtain aid-in-dying medication, spurring national ethics debate A recent case study shocked psychiatrists across the country […]

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Archbishop Tutu who died recently was a supporter of reform on medical assisted dying  – but it’s not known to be the way in which his life ended. ………… Desmond Tutu has said he would like the option of ending his life through assisted dying as he called on politicians, lawmakers and religious leaders to […]

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Katie Engelhart’s new book “The Inevitable” was discussed on the radio recently. This is an extract: BROOKE GLADSTONE This is On the Media on WNYC Radio New on WNYC Radio New York  on 3 December 2021: BROOKE GLADSTONE What do you think about books like ‘Final Exit: The   of Self Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for […]

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Choices in dying.  Donation ? A modest donation to ERGO (nonprofit) would help with our research and our support of inquirers. See the 9th icon (‘How you can contribute…..’) at our web site:           https/::www.finalexit.org/ergo-store Or mail to ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, OR 97448                             Thank you  — Derek Humphry

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The Associated Press is reporting this story of considerable significance to the right-to-die movement: A Portland doctor who says he wants to offer his terminally ill Washington patients the option of assisted suicide filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying the residency requirements for Oregon’s assisted suicide law violate the U.S. Constitution. Oregon was the first […]

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Assisted dying will become legal in New Zealand as the End of Life Choice Act is set to come into force from 7 November. The country’s health minister Andrew Little on Tuesday said healthcare systems were ready to implement the law. Mr Little cited a public referendum that was held alongside general elections last year […]

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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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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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