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There are now 59 World Federation Right to Die Societies spread throughout 30 countries across six continents. See your national organization at https://wfrtds.org/member-organizations

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Beware Religious Restrictions: Patients and Doctors Jun 26, 2022 | Barbara Morris MD MPA Patients may not be aware that their health care system is faith-based, and rarely understand the restrictions that their health systems have implemented — until they need this care. Read more: https://thegooddeathsocietyblog

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Consider the end. Read the best literature on the subject of a peaceful, self-chosen death when at life’s end. http://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store/  

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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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   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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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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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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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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