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Two weeks ago the leader of the right to life movement in Oregon attacked in the Register-Guard (Eugene) the Oregon Death With Dignity Act, which permits physician-assisted suicide, on the grounds that in 2007 not a single patient who wanted a hastened death had been sent for psychological evaluation. The law says this must be […]

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The judge in the extradition hearing concerning the Rev. George David Exoo will give his decision this coming Friday. October 26, 2007 The hearing will be at the federal building in Charleston, West Virginia. If the judge rules against Mr Exoo, he will be deported to Ireland to face criminal charges in Dublin alleging that […]

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Dr Jack Kevorkian free at last (on June 1, 2007) The Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) heartily welcomes the release from prison on parole of Dr. Jack Kevorkian after serving eight years of a 10-25 years sentence in Michigan, USA. We hope that he can enjoy a well-deserved retirement — he is 79 — […]

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1. A political stalemate that has left most of New York’s population without critical decision-making powers in end-of-life situations. For years, to end this deplorable situation, the New York State Bar Association has been strongly advocating for a Family Health Care Decisions Act. More than 75 percent of New Yorkers do not have a health […]

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There is a long, thoughful, detailed article in the current issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine, starting with the few paragraphs below, which examines the ways that brain damage is assessed. Eyes Open, Brain Shut; May 2007; Scientific American Magazine; by Steven Laureys; 6 Page(s) Recent progress in medical care has greatly increased the number of […]

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The number of euthanasia cases in the Netherlands has dropped over the past few years, though the number of terminal patients receiving palliative sedation has increased. This has emerged from an evaluation of euthanasia legislation presented to State secretary for public health Jet Bussemaker. 2,300 people had their lives terminated by euthanasia in 2005, more […]

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Mexico’s Senate has began discussing the legalization of right to die, adding to a spate of liberal moves in the country that includes the sanctioning of gay civil unions and abortion. The bill’s sponsor said it would permit the terminally ill to go off medical treatment and end prosecution of doctors who follow patients’ wishes […]

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On March 29, the upper chamber (Senate) of the Congress of Colombia held a “public hearing” on the proposed law that would fully legalize euthanasia in Colombia, following the Constitutional Court sentence of 1997. Senator Luis Fernando Velasco, chairman of the reporting committee on the law project, presided. Representatives of the Catholic Church, the Anglican […]

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Fest Marks Film’s Hollywood Premiere Event to Take Place August 10-12, 2007 at Cinespace, Digital Superclub — The organizers of HollyShorts announce that the acclaimed short film “Euthanasia,” directed by Actor/Director Adrian Grenier (HBO’s “Entourage”) will have its Hollywood premiere as the official opening short film at the third annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival, which […]

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A 15-year-old student named Zoe Cleland, who has long believed that physician-assisted suicide should be made legal in Canada, had the idea of starting an online petition. She asked if the website of the Right to Die Society (www.righttodie.ca) could be used to point people to it, and of course we said Yes. A red […]

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