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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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For  four decades, Derek Humphry has blazed a trail for the right-to-die movement. He founded the Hemlock Society, pioneered Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, and wrote the bestselling books Final Exit (more than one million copies sold) and Jean’s Way (a UK bestseller). In Good Life, Good Death, readers will learn how the twists and […]

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The Oregon Death with Dignity Act (DWDA),  passed by referendum in 1998, allows terminally ill Oregonians who meet specific qualifications to end their lives through voluntary self-administration of a lethal dose of medications prescribed by a physician for that purpose.  In 2021, 383 people were reported to have received prescriptions under the DWDA. As of […]

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Sisters Lila Ammouri and Susan Frazier decided to end their lives at a Swiss assisted dying clinic after becoming “tired of life”, according to an advocate who was advising them. Dr Ammouri, a palliative care doctor aged 54, and Ms Frazier, 49, had been suffering from medical “frustrations” such as chronic insomnia, vertigo and back […]

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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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Sisters Lila Ammouri 54, and Susan Frazier 49, from Arizona, US travelled to Basel Switzerland and died at the Pegasos clinic in Liestal on February 11, 2022. The sisters were members of Exit International, having joined the organization in October 2020. They subsequently joined Pegasos in March 2021. They sought information from Exit on ending their […]

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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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FinalExit 2020

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Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) Contacting ERGO and Derek Humphry — Email:  ergo@finalexit.org Web:  https://www.finalexit.org Bookstore:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store BLOG:  www.assisted-dying.org YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFinalExit Donations:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store (see contribute icon) Or mail to  ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448 USA  

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Katie Engelhart’s new book “The Inevitable” was discussed on the radio recently. This is an extract: BROOKE GLADSTONE This is On the Media on WNYC Radio New on WNYC Radio New York  on 3 December 2021: BROOKE GLADSTONE What do you think about books like ‘Final Exit: The   of Self Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for […]

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