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A fascinating article in the Guardian 21 Nov. about a terminally ill UK person traveling to Switzerland to get a medically assisted death contains this bleak outlook for law reform in England: Assisted death is legal in Switzerland, as well as in several other countries including Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. (plus 10 USA states). […]

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The Economist of 8 November has a long article surveying the benefits and problems of medical assisted dying worldwide. Death on demand In the West, assisted dying is rapidly becoming legal and accepted It is raising hard questions and changing how people think about death Extract : Change has been rapid. Assisted dying is now […]

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The Associated Press is reporting this story of considerable significance to the right-to-die movement: A Portland doctor who says he wants to offer his terminally ill Washington patients the option of assisted suicide filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying the residency requirements for Oregon’s assisted suicide law violate the U.S. Constitution. Oregon was the first […]

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After an eight hour debate in the House of Lords on Friday, Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill passed its Second Reading unopposed. This is a huge win for the campaign. The Bill will now go to committee stage where it will be further scrutinized. After that it must go to the House of Commons for […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor, has endorsed the campaign to legalize assisted dying in Scotland. The 81-year-old, whose credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation on television and the X-Men series of blockbuster movies, told The Sunday Times that such legislation “is the mark of a forward-thinking, progressive society”. Last month Liam McArthur, a Liberal […]

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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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