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Nearly 5,400 terminally ill people in the USA have used medical aid in dying laws to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives, a first-of-its kind study led by the Rutgers School of Public Health has found. About 70% of the people who used the law to die over the last 23 years were diagnosed […]

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Nearly three quarters of the British public support a parliamentary inquiry into assisted dying, polling reveals today. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent were in favour of examining the impact of the law as it stands and potential changes to legislation. In the poll, assisted dying was defined as a terminally ill adult […]

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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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After a lengthy legal battle, an Italian man became the first in the country to be permitted to die by medically assisted suicide . The 44-year-old man died  in Italy on Thursday, in the first case of its kind in the country. While it is technically against the law to help someone take their own […]

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If you wish to know which USA states have lawful medical aid in dying (MAiD}, and their different requirements, Death with Dignity National Center’s State Statute Navigator is the place to go. It is a a complete, searchable database of currently enacted Death with Dignity laws https://deathwithdignity.org/resources/state-statute-nav= igator/    

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ALZHEIMER’S  — Ways to cope The hot-button issue of end of life choices available to a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other form of dementia is coming up again in  March with the publication of a new book and it’s preview in ‘People’ magazine. If you would like to brief yourself on the various relevant […]

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Interesting to observe how immediately used is the new medical aid in dying law in Catalonia: On December 2, Catalan health general secretary, Meritxell Masó, published numbers about the people who used the Spanish euthanasia law since the Catalan government implemented this in June 2021 in this part of Spain. Until November 30, 53 requests […]

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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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Choices in dying.  Donation ? A modest donation to ERGO (nonprofit) would help with our research and our support of inquirers. See the 9th icon (‘How you can contribute…..’) at our web site:           https/::www.finalexit.org/ergo-store Or mail to ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, OR 97448                             Thank you  — Derek Humphry

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A fascinating article in the Guardian 21 Nov. about a terminally ill UK person traveling to Switzerland to get a medically assisted death contains this bleak outlook for law reform in England: Assisted death is legal in Switzerland, as well as in several other countries including Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. (plus 10 USA states). […]

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