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Published annual reports from the Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health that ranged from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and from 2009 to 2017 in Washington show some interesting facts about how the law is used. They found that 2,558 – 76% – of the 3,368 written prescriptions resulted in patients’ deaths, […]

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LET’S INCLUDE MORE OF THE DYING IN DEATH WITH DIGNITY LAW Choices for Compassionate Ending of Life (CCEoL) is a campaigning group with the sole aim of making Oregon’s pioneering Death With Dignity Act more available in modern times. After two hard-fought citizen ballot initiatives, the Oregon law took effect in l998 and has since […]

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BETTER SELF-DELIVERANCE INFORMATION ERGO has updated and improved its top selling edocument “How To Make Your Own Inert Gas Hood Kit” by Derek Humphry © Available only as a digital download pdf at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store Save it to your computer; print one copy. It is clearer and better illustrated than the previous edocument, but if you […]

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By Derek Humphry What’s in a word? Is saying ‘suicide’ as in ‘assisted suicide’ preferable, or is it better to use an euphemism like ‘assisted dying’? From the start in l980 we at the Hemlock Society always bluntly called the medical helping to die procedures ‘physician-assisted suicide’ and, when carried out alone, ‘self-deliverance’. We stressed […]

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This spring, Oregon legislators will debate updating and improving the l998 OREGON DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT, which was a landmark in its day but many think needs modifications, especially to include degenerative illnesses (now only terminal illness). This letter makes the point: LETTER TO THE EDITOR of the Eugene Register-Guard, Oregon 11 February 2019 Many […]

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Veteran of 40 years involvement with the right-to-die movement, in the USA and worldwide, Sidney D. Rosoff died on 4 January 2019 at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 94. He was president of the Hemlock Society USA 1992-1995, previously chairman of the Society for the Right to Die, and […]

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Isn’t it amazing that in Minnesota nowadays you can obtain my book FINAL EXIT at bookstores or libraries but you break the law when you verbally tell a person its contents! The USA nonprofit advice group, FINAL EXIT NETWORK, out of Florida, has been fined $30,000 plus costs for advising a very sick woman who […]

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It’s been 24 years since Oregon citizens passed the Death With Dignity Act and ten years since Washington state passed a similar law providing medical assisted dying under tight guidelines. Altogether, seven US states now have an Oregon-type law. The latest, Hawaii, takes effect next year. That’s a big step forward and important help to […]

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Right-to-die activist Sean Davison, who appeared in court on a murder charge in Capetown, South Africa, on 19 Sept., is being investigated for more cases of assisted suicide. Davison is currently president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies which has some 51 affiliates in 28 countries. Prosecutor Megan Blow asked the Cape […]

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The State of Oklahoma has decided in future to use the inert gas nitrogen for judicial executions of condemned prisoners. It has not yet done so (09/2018). The Attorney-General commissioned an inquiry into the effectiveness of nitrogen from three academics at East Central University. In a report covering 300 pages sent to the Oklahamo Department […]

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