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A group of French people will take part in a citizens’ convention that will help to determine whether to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Citizens’ Convention on the End of Life the initiative of President Macron, who wants to put the debate on the right to die at the heart of his second term […]

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World premiere this Saturday 10/22 of a new documentary ADDICTED TO LIFE, and its powerful message supporting Medical Aid-in-Dying. Showing at the Portland Film Festival in person and to stream online. Strong-willed, funny and charismatic, at 37, Belgian athlete Marieke Vervoort’s time is running out. As her strength falters and her body begins to fail, […]

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The MIT Technology Review reported 13 October: In a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Philip Nitschke—“Dr. Death” or “the Elon Musk of assisted suicide” to some—is overseeing the last few rounds of testing on his new Sarco machine before shipping it to Switzerland, where he says its first user is waiting. This is the […]

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As part of the Dutch system of transparency in its Termination of Life upon Request law, this week the Health Minister provided a report to the Dutch Parliament outlining the backlog which the increase in requests for euthanasia from mental health patients has created. While Dutch psychiatrists are supportive of the right of those suffering […]

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The New York Times for 19 Sept.22 has this article: Is Choosing Death Too Easy in Canada? Since the government expanded the eligibility for assisted death last year to include those with disabilities, critics have been saying there should be more checks and balances. Canada is among 12 countries and several American states where assisted […]

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Film director Jean-Luc Godard, who spearheaded the revolutionary French New Wave of cinema, has died at 91 by assisted suicide at his home in Switzerland. Godard burst onto the scene with 1960’s À bout de souffle (Breathless), which started a run of acclaimed releases that rewrote the rules of film and influenced directors from Martin […]

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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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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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Mark Fleischman, who owned legendary New York nightclub Studio 54 in the 1980s, has died by assisted suicide in Switzerland, his former business partner has said. Mr Fleischman, 82, took over the club in 1980 and ran it until 1986. He first became ill in 2016 and was left unable to walk or do many […]

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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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