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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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On Oct. 5, 2021, the bill to improve the California End of Life Option Act, was signed into law. SB 380 goes into effect on January 1, 2022 and makes the following changes: The mandatory minimum waiting period between the 1st and 2nd oral request will be reduced from 15 days to 48 hours. Healthcare […]

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Farewell to Hemlock: Killed by its Name

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Queensland will become the fifth Australian state to legalize voluntary assisted dying (VAD) after state Parliament passed a historic bill on Thursday. After more than two days of emotionally charged debate, the bill passed with 61 MPs supporting the legislation and 30 voting against it. The new laws — which are not set to take effect […]

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has finally dropped its long-standing opposition to assisted dying. This is a significant milestone. This landmark decision comes ahead of Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill being debated on 22 October 2021 in the House of Lords.

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There is an interesting peer-reviewed research published in OMEGA-Journal = of Death and Dying. Click here (https://doi.org/10.1177/00302228211033368) = to read the article – “Why People Think They Might Hasten Their Death When= Faced with Irremediable Health Conditions Compared to Why They Actually Do= So.” (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00302228211033368) This is an extract: Since Derek Humphry’s best-selling book in […]

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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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This looks like an interesting movie: CANNES, France, July 8 (Reuters) – French movie director Francois Ozon tackles the thorny issue of euthanasia in his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, with a story of two sisters grappling with their sick father’s desire to end his life. In “Everything Went Fine”, Ozon does not […]

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Today is a special day: in Western Australia the Voluntary Aid in Dying Act (that is ratified in 2019) has come info force. Earlier this month, the new established laws in Spain and New Mexico came into effect. Other good news also comes from Australia: the South Australian VAD bill is amended, approved and ratified. […]

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Book back again Because ‘Final Exit’ is mentioned in the new movie NOMADLAND, there’s been huge, unexpected demand and we  ran out of the paperback.! A new printing has arrived.  We dispatched back  ordered copies on 16 June, USPS.  They should reach  around 6.19 to 6.24, depending on destination.  —– Derek Humphry, author, Oregon All […]

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