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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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There is an interesting peer-reviewed research published in OMEGA-Journal = of Death and Dying. Click here (https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211033368) = to read the article – “Why People Think They Might Hasten Their Death When= Faced with Irremediable Health Conditions Compared to Why They Actually Do= So.” (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00302228211033368) This is an extract: Since Derek Humphry’s best-selling book in […]

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The Los Angeles Review of Books examined Katie Englehart’s new book “THE INEVITABLE” Here is an extract; the entire review is worth reading The Dignified Exit July 23, 2021   •   By Elena Saavedra Buckle Opponents of assisted death have long argued that the practice will fall down a slippery slope of exploitation. Poor […]

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This looks like an interesting movie: CANNES, France, July 8 (Reuters) – French movie director Francois Ozon tackles the thorny issue of euthanasia in his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, with a story of two sisters grappling with their sick father’s desire to end his life. In “Everything Went Fine”, Ozon does not […]

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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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Book back again Because ‘Final Exit’ is mentioned in the new movie NOMADLAND, there’s been huge, unexpected demand and we  ran out of the paperback.! A new printing has arrived.  We dispatched back  ordered copies on 16 June, USPS.  They should reach  around 6.19 to 6.24, depending on destination.  —– Derek Humphry, author, Oregon All […]

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June 3 is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, still a household name to many. At their request he helped130 people to die. Beginning in June 1990, Kevorkian helped Alzheimer’s patient and Hemlock Society member Janet Adkins to die, using his Mercitron machine. Kevorkian, despite three trials ending in acquittals, continued […]

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Free-speech violation alleged after police interrupt unlawful assisted procedure.  By Paul Walsh  MN  Star Tribune, May 20, 2021 Two “exit guides” and their prominent assisted-suicide organization are suing Anoka County authorities alleging that their free-speech rights were violated when they were interrupted by law enforcement during a recent meeting with a terminally ill woman. Kevin […]

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The Final Exit Network filed a lawsuit in federal court 05/18/2021 against the sheriff and the chief prosecutor of Anoka County, Minnesota for threatening to file criminal charges against the organization. The action named Sheriff James Stuart and County Attorney Tony Palumbo as defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. It […]

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