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Persons thinking of purchasing for self-deliverance from a terminal illness the barbiturate Nembutal over the Internet from places like Mexico, China, Peru and so on, should note this: Interpol is intercepting emails between purchasers and the sellers and then informing local police that the recipient is a suicide risk. Then there is a ‘wellness call’ […]

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 References to ‘Final Exit’ book in TV and pop culture  Arsenio Hall on his late night CBS TV show did a sketch about people being unable to return ‘Final Exit’ to their local library because they were no longer alive. Libraries were complaining that they had to keep buying the book to meet […]

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You probably saw this in Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. Interesting that Final Exit included in the 5 most significant books in the last 50 years on the subject: ‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More By ANDREW SOLOMON FEB. 8, 2016 Death goes in and out of fashion. The topic lingers […]

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The program on international euthanasia which the VICE organization has been making for the last year will appear on HBO this Friday evening, February 19, 2016 VICE airs on Friday nights at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Real Time with Bill Maher. Some HBO channels at 8.30 pm. TITLE : The Right to Die From […]

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DutchNews NL reported 20 January 2016: Euthanasia requests for severe dementia patients rejected None of the 26 requests for euthanasia for people with very severe dementia made to a special Dutch clinic were carried out, according to a report in medical magazine Medisch Contact. Between January 1 2012 and May 1 2015, official guardians made […]

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There is a fine and thoughtful cover article in the current February edition of the magazine MOTHER JONES. MY RIGHT TO DIE: Assisted suicide, My family, and Me by Kevin Drum It is now on bookstalls and at this web site http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/assisted-suicide-legalization-california-kevin-drum But it has one disappointing flaw in the last six paragraphs. Writer Drum […]

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January 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the guide book “Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying”. When first written, no publisher in the world would consider it, so I self-published it. In late l991 it hit the New York Times bestseller list and remained there for […]

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Press release from the Final Exit Network Dear Fellow Right-to-Die Supporters: Books have the power to encourage and advance change. But only rarely does a book, by itself, establish a new civil liberty and start a movement to achieve it. Such a book is Derek Humphry’s Final Exit. The notion that people had a right […]

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Life-ending peaceful drugs cost up to $20,000 Terminally ill patients wanting a peaceful death in Oregon and Washington are being charged between $3,000 and $20,000 a time for the barbiturate lethal drugs which doctors are permitted to prescribe under the Death With Dignity Acts. Health insurance companies are refusing to pay these exorbitant sums, leaving […]

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As a flashback to what was happening in our movement 22 years ago, there is an interesting story from the New York Times files of 20 June 1993 at this web site: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/20/us/at-aids-epicenter-seeking-swift-sure-death.html Jane Gross still writes for the NY Times and is the author of the book “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond” […]

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