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After 50 years of trying, New South Wales today passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act permitting doctors to help seriously ill people to die. Now all Australian states have similar laws, although the two ‘territorities’  (Northern Territory and ACT) cannot do so under the constitution — which may be changed in the near future.

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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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Governor Phil Scott has signed S.74 into law, amending Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying statute. Advocates for the changes said this would make the medical-aid-in-dying process more accessible for terminally ill Vermonters.  Vermont’s medical-aid-in-dying law has been in effect since 2013. It set up a multi-step process to request a life-ending prescription for any patient with a prognosis […]

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U.K. lacks aid in dying laws -more suicides People with severe and potentially terminal health conditions are more than twice as likely to take their own lives than the general population, new data from the British Office for National Statistics (ONS) published today ( 20 April 2022) has indicated. The ONS examined suicide rates among […]

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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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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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Low cost, quality reading Two books from Derek Humphry have now become available cheaply on KINDLE My memoir  ‘Good Life, Good Death’  can be read on KINDLE for $$1.99.   (It was $33.00) https://www.amazon.com/Good-Life-Death-Memoir-Pioneer-ebook/dp/B01N2HPTMJ Also, my 1948 memoir ‘Jean’s Way’ is on Kindle for $6. People tell me that both books are  quick and easy reads. […]

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FinalExit 2020

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Sunday’s Washington Post, looking at the future,  had commentary on the 1972 movie ‘SOYLENT GREEN’  and its predictions about the future of medical assisted dying.   Extract: Between the food shortages, staggering inequality, oppressive temperatures and stairwells lined with sleeping homeless people, life in “Soylent Green” isn’t a picnic. Perhaps that’s why authorities in the movie […]

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Choice in dying has long been progressive in Colombia, alone among South American countries. Reuters is reporting: Colombian Victor Escobar became the first person in the Andean country with a non-terminal illness to die by legally regulated euthanasia late on Friday, his lawyer Luis Giraldo confirmed. “We reached the goal for patients like me, who […]

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