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Sunday’s Washington Post, looking at the future,  had commentary on the 1972 movie ‘SOYLENT GREEN’  and its predictions about the future of medical assisted dying.   Extract: Between the food shortages, staggering inequality, oppressive temperatures and stairwells lined with sleeping homeless people, life in “Soylent Green” isn’t a picnic. Perhaps that’s why authorities in the movie […]

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Choice in dying has long been progressive in Colombia, alone among South American countries. Reuters is reporting: Colombian Victor Escobar became the first person in the Andean country with a non-terminal illness to die by legally regulated euthanasia late on Friday, his lawyer Luis Giraldo confirmed. “We reached the goal for patients like me, who […]

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Interesting to observe how immediately used is the new medical aid in dying law in Catalonia: On December 2, Catalan health general secretary, Meritxell Masó, published numbers about the people who used the Spanish euthanasia law since the Catalan government implemented this in June 2021 in this part of Spain. Until November 30, 53 requests […]

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Archbishop Tutu who died recently was a supporter of reform on medical assisted dying  – but it’s not known to be the way in which his life ended. ………… Desmond Tutu has said he would like the option of ending his life through assisted dying as he called on politicians, lawmakers and religious leaders to […]

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From the newsletter 20 December 2121 of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying The Academy’s Patient to Doctor Referral System (https://ACAMAID.us19)  inaugurated in March 2020 to link patients with aid-in-dying experienced doctors, has now reached 300 patient requests and we’ve placed 100% of them with participating doctors.  Sadly, 25 years after Oregon became […]

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Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) Contacting ERGO and Derek Humphry — Email:  ergo@finalexit.org Web:  https://www.finalexit.org Bookstore:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store BLOG:  www.assisted-dying.org YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFinalExit Donations:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store (see contribute icon) Or mail to  ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448 USA  

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Katie Engelhart’s new book “The Inevitable” was discussed on the radio recently. This is an extract: BROOKE GLADSTONE This is On the Media on WNYC Radio New on WNYC Radio New York  on 3 December 2021: BROOKE GLADSTONE What do you think about books like ‘Final Exit: The   of Self Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for […]

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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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