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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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From June 18, 2021,  New Mexico residents will have access to ALL end-of-life options including medical aid in dying. That’s the 11th US state.

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Canada has expanded the scope of its laws on medically assisted death to include people whose demise is not foreseeable and opened the door for the mentally ill to have the procedure. The law, given royal assent on Wednesday, revamps assisted death in Canada and comes as assisted suicide is legalised in Spain, fulfilling a […]

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Book Notice THE INEVITABLE:  Dispatches on the Right to Die By Katie Engelhart    St. Martin’s Press  3/2021 I’ve read every non-academic book on the right to die in the last 40 years and the scope of this new one comes as a pleasant change:  in-depth, international, doctor-probing, and examining certain people who want accelerated death […]

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The book ‘Final Exit’ reached 30 years old on 2 February 2021. In updated versions it still sells modestly around the world every day. In 1991 it reached the New York Times book list as Number One, and remained listed for 18 weeks. It became infamous as ‘the suicide guide’ but author Derek Humphry pointed […]

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There is a lengthy and accurate article about the right-to-die in Bloomberg Business news. The author describes his father’s well-laid plans to achieve a good end to his life. Below is a tiny extract.  Suggest going to read the whole article  at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-01-27/death-with-dignity-how-i-helped-my-dad-die Extract: I later learned of popular how-to books such as Final Exit, […]

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BRUCE YELLE, of Florence, Oregon, a great campaigner for the rights of terminally ill people, died on 24 December 2020. He was 67. He had pancreatic cancer. In 2018 He founded End of Life Choices to fight for improvements to Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act 1988. Bruce had deliberately moved home from California to Oregon […]

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This article by Faye Girsh, of the Hemlock Society of San Diego, is well worth reading, and perhaps filing, but it is too long to publish on this blog: Ten Ways to Help Ensure a Peaceful Death Only 10% of us will die in our sleep. For the rest, here is a list that can […]

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People are constantly asking what is the situation on doctor-assisted dying for the terminally ill in the USA. The legal scholar Thaddeus Pope has published a new and insightful article on the state-to-state differences for medical aid in dying. This is an abstract: Medical Aid in Dying: Key Variations Among U.S. State Laws Thaddeus Mason […]

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Progress towards wider medical assisted choice in dying at life’s end…… With bipartisan backing, New Zealand has just passed a progressive law. Now, beginning on Nov. 6 of next year, doctors will be able to legally prescribe a lethal dose of medicine to patients suffering from terminal illnesses. “What a great day to be a […]

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