Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Final Exit Network'

Canada is delaying plans which would allow people with mental illness to access medically assisted death amid concern from some clinicians that the healthcare system is not prepared to handle the complicated cases. Starting March 2023, Canada is expected to become one of the few countries in the world to allow physician-assisted death for chronic […]

Read Full Post »

WORLD FEDERATION OF RIGHT TO DIE SOCIETIES CONFERENCE 2022 Report to the Final Exit Network Board by Brian Ruder, President Mary Ewert and Brian Ruder were among 12 FEN members attending the 2022 World Federation of Right to Die Societies conference held in Toronto, Canada November 3-6th. There were 170 delegates. Following are some highlights […]

Read Full Post »

25 years of end-of-life options in Oregon By Laurie Trieger This month marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act; in approving the law, Oregon was the first state to authorize medical aid in dying. Though it was originally passed via ballot measure in 1994, the law was challenged in the courts and […]

Read Full Post »

World premiere this Saturday 10/22 of a new documentary ADDICTED TO LIFE, and its powerful message supporting Medical Aid-in-Dying. Showing at the Portland Film Festival in person and to stream online. Strong-willed, funny and charismatic, at 37, Belgian athlete Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. As her strength falters and her body begins to fail, […]

Read Full Post »

The right to CHOOSE to die at life’s end is the ultimate personal and civil liberty. — Derek Humphry

Read Full Post »

Although the Canadian law for doctor assisted dying was hotly debated in 2016, when it was originally enacted, it has won broad public acceptance since then, with polls showing strong support. Through December of 2021, 31,664 Canadians have received assisted deaths. Of those, 224 who died last year were not terminally ill

Read Full Post »

Growth in the number of medically assisted deaths in Canada continues in 2021 In 2021, there were 10,064 MAID provisions reported in Canada, accounting for 3.3% of all deaths in Canada. The number of cases of MAID in 2021 represents a growth rate of 32.4% over 2020. All provinces continue to experience a steady year […]

Read Full Post »

Consider the end. Read the best literature on the subject of a peaceful, self-chosen death when at life’s end. http://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store/  

Read Full Post »

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 […]

Read Full Post »

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 […]

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »