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Sir Keir Starmer, who was the UK Director of Public Prosecutions in 2009 when, for the first time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the criteria for the prosecution – or otherwise — of persons who had assisted a suicide, has been elected Leader of the Labour Party in Britain. Although the action remains a possible […]

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The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply: 1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. […]

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Many of us who support the right to choose at life’s end will sympathize with this letter to the editor of the New York Times from Final Exit Network published on April 2, 2020. To the Editor: “I Love the World, but I Cannot Stay,” by Mary Pipher (Sunday Review, March 8), captures a sentiment […]

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Final Exit Network (FEN) announces that its new website is up and running. It has been some time since the site was updated, and this provided an opportunity to make the site more focused and easier to navigate. The process for applying for Exit Guide services is clearly outlined, and the Request for Guide Services […]

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A reader asks this: What is more peaceful, Nembutal or Nitrogen/Exit bag? Answer from Derek Humphry: Both ways are equally peaceful — provided they are carried out according to known methods of self-deliverance from a hopeless illness at end end of life. Planing and great care are essential. For these, see the ebook ‘Final Exit […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act turns 25 today. On November 8, 1994, Oregonians voted to pass the first assisted dying law in the U.S. and the world, demonstrating their belief that terminally ill patients deserved the right to choose how they die. The historic vote came after a hard-fought campaign led by a dedicated […]

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Two new books of interest, both by psychiatrists who believe in the philosophy of assisted dying when desired and appropriate: “A Dignified Ending: Taking Control Over How We Die” by Lewis Mitchel Cohen, MD. Hardback. (Rowman & Littlefield, NY 2019) +++++ “O, Let Me Not Get ALZHEIMER’S Sweet Heaven! Why Many People Prefer Death or […]

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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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