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A terminally ill man who was about to be helped to die via physician-assisted suicide under Oregon’s Death With Dignity law, offered those who were there to help him the information that he had twice voted against the law when it was a ballot initiative in l994 and l997. But now that he needed assisted […]

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A German lawyer and politician has unveiled Europe’s first suicide machine for people with a death wish as “an act of Christian love”. The machine that can be rented and is then collected to be re-used by other clients kills painlessly at the push of a button. It was unveiled by Dr Roger Kusch, 53, […]

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A severely disfigured French woman, found dead this month after a court rejected her request for euthanasia, took a lethal overdose of barbiturates, a prosecutor said on Thursday. Former schoolteacher Chantal Sebire, 52, suffered from a rare and incurable tumour which severely deformed her face and caused her to lose the sense of smell, taste […]

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The hardcopy paperback ‘Final Exit’ 3rd edition by Derek Humphry touched the 5,061 mark in Amazon.com’s sales listing today. You can download an even more up-to-date digitized edition at www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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Terminally-ill patients in the Netherlands increasingly receive drugs to render them unconscious until death, according to a study that suggests people are substituting deep sedation for legal euthanasia. The researchers found that 1,800 people — 7.1 percent of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2005 — were drugged into so-called continuous deep sedation shortly before […]

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The New York Times health section carried this article on 18 March 08: Terminal Options for the Irreversibly Ill, By JANE E. BRODY My Feb. 5 column, “A Heartfelt Appeal for a Graceful Exit,” prompted a deluge of information and requests for information on how people too sick to reap meaningful pleasure from life might […]

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PARIS (Reuters) – A woman suffering from an incurable and disfiguring cancer failed on Monday (17 Mar) in her bid to set a legal precedent in France for patients seeking medical help to end their own lives. A court in the eastern city of Dijon ruled that Chantal Sebire, 52, could not have a doctor […]

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This week “Jean’s Way” appeared bookstores in Turkey in a translation. Next month it will also appear in Mexico for the first time. It tells the story of my assisted suicide of my first wife, Jean, who had late-stage terminal cancer. Starting in London, this month ‘Jean’s Way’ has been in continuous print in English […]

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Agence France Presse reported on 20 Feb 08: Luxembourg to become third EU country to allow euthanasia Luxembourg lawmakers have adopted a bill legalising euthanasia, priming the Grand Duchy to become the third EU country allowing doctors to help patients end their own lives. The parliament passed the bill with only a slim majority with […]

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It is with a great pleasure that I inform you that today, February 19, 2008, that the Parliament of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has approved the bill Errr/Huss on de-criminalization of euthanasia. Now we can say that in the countries of Benelux (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) do exist the right for patients to receive […]

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