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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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Free-speech violation alleged after police interrupt unlawful assisted procedure.  By Paul Walsh  MN  Star Tribune, May 20, 2021 Two “exit guides” and their prominent assisted-suicide organization are suing Anoka County authorities alleging that their free-speech rights were violated when they were interrupted by law enforcement during a recent meeting with a terminally ill woman. Kevin […]

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The Final Exit Network filed a lawsuit in federal court 05/18/2021 against the sheriff and the chief prosecutor of Anoka County, Minnesota for threatening to file criminal charges against the organization. The action named Sheriff James Stuart and County Attorney Tony Palumbo as defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. It […]

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Dr Henry Marsh: The law insists that I suffer until the end Dr Henry Marsh Friday April 02 2021 After many decades of working with patients facing death, a recent diagnosis of advanced cancer means that I now face death myself — possibly within a year, perhaps up to five years or more if I […]

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March was a month of legislative action: Spain legalized euthanasia, Canada finally signed Bill C-7 into law and the Tasmanian VAD Bill passed the final vote in the Lower House. Unfortunately, the Portugese Constitutional Court overturned the in January approved euthanasia bill. However, the decision left open the option to euthanasia provided that the legislation […]

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Book Notice THE INEVITABLE:  Dispatches on the Right to Die By Katie Engelhart    St. Martin’s Press  3/2021 I’ve read every non-academic book on the right to die in the last 40 years and the scope of this new one comes as a pleasant change:  in-depth, international, doctor-probing, and examining certain people who want accelerated death […]

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The book ‘Final Exit’ reached 30 years old on 2 February 2021. In updated versions it still sells modestly around the world every day. In 1991 it reached the New York Times book list as Number One, and remained listed for 18 weeks. It became infamous as ‘the suicide guide’ but author Derek Humphry pointed […]

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BRUCE YELLE, of Florence, Oregon, a great campaigner for the rights of terminally ill people, died on 24 December 2020. He was 67. He had pancreatic cancer. In 2018 He founded End of Life Choices to fight for improvements to Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act 1988. Bruce had deliberately moved home from California to Oregon […]

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ERGO’s mission is that making solid progress — via acceptability and legality — is best achieved by the international exchange of pertinent literature, news and views. Our aim is to give choices in dying to the terminally and degenerative ill adult; people with issues contact ERGO daily. Since 1995, we have funded the organization through […]

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