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Governor Phil Scott has signed S.74 into law, amending Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying statute. Advocates for the changes said this would make the medical-aid-in-dying process more accessible for terminally ill Vermonters.  Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying law has been in effect since 2013. It set up a multi-step process to request a life-ending prescription for any patient with a prognosis […]

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U.K. lacks aid in dying laws -more suicides People with severe and potentially terminal health conditions are more than twice as likely to take their own lives than the general population, new data from the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) published today ( 20 April 2022) has indicated. The ONS examined suicide rates among […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act (DWDA),  passed by referendum in 1998, allows terminally ill Oregonians who meet specific qualifications to end their lives through voluntary self-administration of a lethal dose of medications prescribed by a physician for that purpose.  In 2021, 383 people were reported to have received prescriptions under the DWDA. As of […]

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   Oregon will no longer require people to be residents of the state to use its law allowing terminally ill people to receive lethal medication, after a lawsuit challenged the requirement as unconstitutional. In a settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Portland on 03/28/22, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Medical Board agreed […]

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Sisters Lila Ammouri 54, and Susan Frazier 49, from Arizona, US travelled to Basel Switzerland and died at the Pegasos clinic in Liestal on February 11, 2022. The sisters were members of Exit International, having joined the organization in October 2020. They subsequently joined Pegasos in March 2021. They sought information from Exit on ending their […]

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Low cost, quality reading Two books from Derek Humphry have now become available cheaply on KINDLE My memoir  ‘Good Life, Good Death’  can be read on KINDLE for $$1.99.   (It was $33.00) https://www.amazon.com/Good-Life-Death-Memoir-Pioneer-ebook/dp/B01N2HPTMJ Also, my 1948 memoir ‘Jean’s Way’ is on Kindle for $6. People tell me that both books are  quick and easy reads. […]

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If interested in the debate over whether medical assisted dying should be extended beyond the only terminal adult, this long article in the Colorado Sun of 14 March is well worth reading: Denver doctor helped patients with severe anorexia obtain aid-in-dying medication, spurring national ethics debate A recent case study shocked psychiatrists across the country […]

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ALZHEIMER’S  — Ways to cope The hot-button issue of end of life choices available to a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other form of dementia is coming up again in  March with the publication of a new book and it’s preview in ‘People’ magazine. If you would like to brief yourself on the various relevant […]

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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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