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Sir Keir Starmer, who was the UK Director of Public Prosecutions in 2009 when, for the first time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the criteria for the prosecution – or otherwise — of persons who had assisted a suicide, has been elected Leader of the Labour Party in Britain. Although the action remains a possible […]

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The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply: 1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. […]

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END OF YEAR APPEAL FOR E.R.G.O. (Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization) For 25 years ERGO has been pounding away via blogs, listserv, books, pamphlets and video for the right of terminally or hopelessly ill persons to choose when and where they die. Much progress has been made — better understanding of self-deliverance (Final Exit) and […]

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The outrageous cost of the two most effective drugs used in Medical Aid in Dying are at last being questioned by Senators and Congress reps in Washington. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader have questioned the Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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Final Exit 2020 is only available through the ERGO Bookstore. Order and download the eBook at https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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FINAL EXIT 2020 (Digital eBook Edition) Self-deliverance and assisted dying for the terminally and hopelessly ill By Derek Humphry This new version of the famous guide Final Exit has been called a suicide handbook, yet careful readers will find that it is powerfully addressed to terminally and hopelessly ill adults who have fought for life […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act turns 25 today. On November 8, 1994, Oregonians voted to pass the first assisted dying law in the U.S. and the world, demonstrating their belief that terminally ill patients deserved the right to choose how they die. The historic vote came after a hard-fought campaign led by a dedicated […]

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It’s interesting that suddenly the UK police are asking for a reform of the law forbidding assisted dying. There have been about a dozen attempts to change the law since l936 and all failed. Britain lags behind many other countries which have approved careful, thoughtful death with dignity laws. The Police and Crime Commissioner for […]

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A book just published you might consider ordering from Amazon books. The title seems self explanatory! O, LET ME NOT GET ALZHEIMER’S, SWEET HEAVEN! Why many people prefer death or active deliverance to living with dementia (paperback) By Colin Brewer MD [I’ve seen an advance copy; it is very informative and also has an Advance […]

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The demographics of patients seeking medical aid in dying (MAID) seem to be similar in both Oregon and Washington, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In a group of 3,368 prescriptions from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and 2009 to 2017 in Washington, most patients in both states were insured, non-Hispanic white, […]

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