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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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NEW JERSEY SPOTLIGHT NEWS REPORTS: It’s been three years since New Jersey enacted a Medical Aid in Dying law, but only 95 terminally ill patients have chosen that path to end their lives here, so far — and they’re mostly white. A Rutgers researcher says that mirrors national statistics — which also show most people […]

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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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No assisted suicide for healthy people The Swiss Medical Association (FMH) has agreed on  revised guidelines for the “Management of Dying and Death” proposed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). The guidelines will be part of the code doctors have to adhere to in the future and are as follows: The physician must […]

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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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