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Canada is delaying plans which would allow people with mental illness to access medically assisted death amid concern from some clinicians that the healthcare system is not prepared to handle the complicated cases. Starting March 2023, Canada is expected to become one of the few countries in the world to allow physician-assisted death for chronic […]

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https://www.thegooddeathsocietyblog.net/2022/11/20/an-unlikely-best-seller-had-a-rocky-backstory-the-controversial-history-of-final-exit/

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WORLD FEDERATION OF RIGHT TO DIE SOCIETIES CONFERENCE 2022 Report to the Final Exit Network Board by Brian Ruder, President Mary Ewert and Brian Ruder were among 12 FEN members attending the 2022 World Federation of Right to Die Societies conference held in Toronto, Canada November 3-6th. There were 170 delegates. Following are some highlights […]

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25 years of end-of-life options in Oregon By Laurie Trieger This month marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act; in approving the law, Oregon was the first state to authorize medical aid in dying. Though it was originally passed via ballot measure in 1994, the law was challenged in the courts and […]

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The Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) has been given honorary life membership in the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in recognition of its service to the international movement since 1980. https://finalexit.org/ergo-store

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World premiere this Saturday 10/22 of a new documentary ADDICTED TO LIFE, and its powerful message supporting Medical Aid-in-Dying. Showing at the Portland Film Festival in person and to stream online. Strong-willed, funny and charismatic, at 37, Belgian athlete Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. As her strength falters and her body begins to fail, […]

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The right to CHOOSE to die at life’s end is the ultimate personal and civil liberty. — Derek Humphry

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Faith Sommerfield, aged 82, Founder of the Completed Life Initiative, chose to complete her life on September 27th, 2022 at the Pegasos Swiss Association in Basel, Switzerland. A life-long advocate for a person’s right to self-determination, Faith traveled to Switzerland, where her choice to pursue Voluntary Assisted Dying (“VAD”) is permitted, in order to complete […]

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Film director Jean-Luc Godard, who spearheaded the revolutionary French New Wave of cinema, has died at 91 by assisted suicide at his home in Switzerland. Godard burst onto the scene with 1960’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), which started a run of acclaimed releases that rewrote the rules of film and influenced directors from Martin […]

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A southern city has become the first jurisdiction in China to enact legislation allowing a terminally ill patient to refuse “excessive life-saving treatment” and die with dignity and comfort. The new law in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, which comes into effect next January 1, follows a practice common in many countries, where those with incurable […]

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