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Many of us who support the right to choose at life’s end will sympathize with this letter to the editor of the New York Times from Final Exit Network published on April 2, 2020. To the Editor: “I Love the World, but I Cannot Stay,” by Mary Pipher (Sunday Review, March 8), captures a sentiment […]

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Final Exit Network (FEN) announces that its new website is up and running. It has been some time since the site was updated, and this provided an opportunity to make the site more focused and easier to navigate. The process for applying for Exit Guide services is clearly outlined, and the Request for Guide Services […]

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FINAL EXIT 2020 Ebook just out A reader of the new Ebook writes: I ordered the online copy some weeks ago but only recently got around to reading it all. Congratulations! I think you have done a fine job of laying the basic information out there for people to read and learn. I am very […]

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The outrageous cost of the two most effective drugs used in Medical Aid in Dying are at last being questioned by Senators and Congress reps in Washington. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader have questioned the Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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Final Exit 2020 is only available through the ERGO Bookstore. Order and download the eBook at https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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FINAL EXIT 2020 (Digital eBook Edition) Self-deliverance and assisted dying for the terminally and hopelessly ill By Derek Humphry This new version of the famous guide Final Exit has been called a suicide handbook, yet careful readers will find that it is powerfully addressed to terminally and hopelessly ill adults who have fought for life […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act turns 25 today. On November 8, 1994, Oregonians voted to pass the first assisted dying law in the U.S. and the world, demonstrating their belief that terminally ill patients deserved the right to choose how they die. The historic vote came after a hard-fought campaign led by a dedicated […]

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It’s interesting that suddenly the UK police are asking for a reform of the law forbidding assisted dying. There have been about a dozen attempts to change the law since l936 and all failed. Britain lags behind many other countries which have approved careful, thoughtful death with dignity laws. The Police and Crime Commissioner for […]

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The demographics of patients seeking medical aid in dying (MAID) seem to be similar in both Oregon and Washington, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In a group of 3,368 prescriptions from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and 2009 to 2017 in Washington, most patients in both states were insured, non-Hispanic white, […]

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Published annual reports from the Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health that ranged from 1998 to 2017 in Oregon and from 2009 to 2017 in Washington show some interesting facts about how the law is used. They found that 2,558 – 76% – of the 3,368 written prescriptions resulted in patients’ deaths, […]

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