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A QUALITY VIDEO DEBATING EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED DYING For over 20 years, Canadian citizens and courts have been engaged in a profound and divisive debate surrounding one of the most important moments in an individual’s life – the moment that it ends. In The Trouble with Dying, each side of the argument over the right […]

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From Faye Girsh: Sharlotte Hydorn died yesterday in her San Diego home, with hospice care, at age 94. Though I don’t know all the details, I wanted to pay her this tribute since she did so much to give people around the world the comfort and reassurance of a peaceful death by making and distributing […]

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AN APPEAL This is the time of year – once only – when ERGO (Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization) asks its supporters if they can make a tax-deductible donation towards expenses. ERGO is an all-volunteer nonprofit group, operating since 1993 to provide quality information about issues of the right-to-choose-to-die. ERGO has no rented offices, but […]

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In the listing of the 100 most frequently challenged books from 1990–1999, according the American Library Association, this ultimate how-to book is 29th: Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance And Assisted Suicide for the Dying – By Derek Humphry Now in its 22nd year of publication, it still sells daily around the world. Third edition, […]

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The US Congress moved a step closer to averting an impending shutdown of the federal helium reserve, a key supplier of the lighter-than-air gas used in a products ranging from party balloons to MRI machines. The Federal Helium Program, which provides about 42 percent of the nation’s helium from a storage site near Amarillo, Texas, […]

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In the current issue of THE HUMANIST magazine there is a fine article about a man with early stage Alzheimer’s taking his life with the guidance of the Final Exit Network. The End by: Nontheist Published in the September/October 2013 Humanist Extract: That final day had been a long time coming. John was a scientist—a […]

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Derek Humphry notes August 2015: This post is now out-of-date. Worthington Industries, maker of the Party Balloon Kits, is now diluting its helium tanks by 20 percent, making them useless for self-deliverance from a terminal illness. Seek pure helium elsewhere. Re: The internet rumors about diluted helium UPDATE Suggest you read my new (Aug.2015) pamphlet […]

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Discussion on TV of the helium hood method Another sign of the public acceptance of assisted suicide for the terminally ill was a unusual scene on Monday, 20 May 2013, in the successful series program “The Big C” shown on the Showtime television channel in America and internationally. This was the closure of the fourth […]

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There are reports in the financial pages that there is currently a worldwide shortage of the inert gas helium and the price is going up. Helium is extensively used in science, industry and medicine. A few people use helium, together with a hood kit, to bring their terminal illness to a peaceful, painless end (or […]

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I am happy to announce the publication of my book, “In Search of Gentle Death: The Fight for Your Right to Die With Dignity.” The 479-page, deluxe hardcover edition, which took five years to research and write, contains 92 photographs and illustrations, a full bibliography, and a comprehensive index. An ebook version will also be […]

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