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Brittany Maynard took her life on the day she had predicted, Saturday, November 1, 2014. A brave person who faced up realistically to the tragedy in her life. Her story has had an impact. About 70 terminal residents every year in Oregon use this law to hasten their ends.

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Exit in Switzerland has added “suicide due to old age” to their statutes at an annual general meeting held recently, allowing people suffering from psychological or physical problems associated with old age the choice to end their life. Assisted dying is legal in Switzerland and technically even a healthy young person could use such services. […]

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Tasmania’s lower house has rejected voluntary euthanasia by the narrowest of margins. The private members bill, co-sponsored by Labor Premier Lara Giddings and Greens leader Nick McKim, was defeated 13-11 with Speaker Michael Polley effectively using his casting vote against it. Debate in the 25-member House of Assembly had indicated a 12-12 result after all […]

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The Oregon Death With Dignity Act, 15 years on: As of January 14, 2013, prescriptions for lethal medications were written for 115 people during 2012 under the provisions of the Death With Dignity Act (DWDA), compared to 114 during 2011. At the time of this report, there were 77 known DWDA deaths during 2012. This […]

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If you missed last night’s FRONTLINE tv program ‘The Suicide Plan’ you can see it at this web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/suicide-plan/ It is well worth watching……..Derek 14 Nov 2012 www.finalexit.org

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The Suicide Plan Coming November 13, 2012 FRONTLINE on PBS TV explores the underground world of assisted suicide In this groundbreaking 90-minute film, FRONTLINE explores the underground world of assisted suicide and takes viewers inside one of the most polarizing social issues of our time – told not only by the people choosing to die, […]

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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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By Derek Humphry If there is anybody in the right-to-die movement who made a radical difference it was Dr. Peter Goodwin, who brought his life to an end on 11 March 2012 in the presence of his family, using the law he helped to pass. Aged 83, he suffered from an incurable brain illness. Up […]

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“How to die in Oregon” a video by Peter Richardson The DVD of this prize-winning documentary is now available to order OUTSIDE the US and Canada. Here’s the link to order: http://www.filmbaby.com/films/5819 ==== To order WITHIN the USA and Canada, go to the DVD distributor’s webpage: http://bit.ly/sIn4JK ===== NOTE: This is not an ERGO project, […]

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The attempt by a few right-wingers to make everybody who uses the Oregon Death With Dignity Act for physician-assisted suicide take a mental health check first, has collapsed. The Eugene Register-Guard newspaper reports 7 April 2011, when surveying the present legislature’s work: “Some divisive bills don’t even make it to the public hearing stage. House […]

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