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Choices in dying.  Donation ? A modest donation to ERGO (nonprofit) would help with our research and our support of inquirers. See the 9th icon (‘How you can contribute…..’) at our web site:           https/::www.finalexit.org/ergo-store Or mail to ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, OR 97448                             Thank you  — Derek Humphry

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A fascinating article in the Guardian 21 Nov. about a terminally ill UK person traveling to Switzerland to get a medically assisted death contains this bleak outlook for law reform in England: Assisted death is legal in Switzerland, as well as in several other countries including Canada, the Netherlands and Belgium. (plus 10 USA states). […]

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The Economist of 8 November has a long article surveying the benefits and problems of medical assisted dying worldwide. Death on demand In the West, assisted dying is rapidly becoming legal and accepted It is raising hard questions and changing how people think about death Extract : Change has been rapid. Assisted dying is now […]

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The Associated Press is reporting this story of considerable significance to the right-to-die movement: A Portland doctor who says he wants to offer his terminally ill Washington patients the option of assisted suicide filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, saying the residency requirements for Oregon’s assisted suicide law violate the U.S. Constitution. Oregon was the first […]

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After an eight hour debate in the House of Lords on Friday, Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill passed its Second Reading unopposed. This is a huge win for the campaign. The Bill will now go to committee stage where it will be further scrutinized. After that it must go to the House of Commons for […]

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Assisted dying will become legal in New Zealand as the End of Life Choice Act is set to come into force from 7 November. The country’s health minister Andrew Little on Tuesday said healthcare systems were ready to implement the law. Mr Little cited a public referendum that was held alongside general elections last year […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor, has endorsed the campaign to legalize assisted dying in Scotland. The 81-year-old, whose credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation on television and the X-Men series of blockbuster movies, told The Sunday Times that such legislation “is the mark of a forward-thinking, progressive society”. Last month Liam McArthur, a Liberal […]

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On Oct. 5, 2021, the bill to improve the California End of Life Option Act, was signed into law. SB 380 goes into effect on January 1, 2022 and makes the following changes: The mandatory minimum waiting period between the 1st and 2nd oral request will be reduced from 15 days to 48 hours. Healthcare […]

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Farewell to Hemlock: Killed by its Name

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Queensland will become the fifth Australian state to legalize voluntary assisted dying (VAD) after state Parliament passed a historic bill on Thursday. After more than two days of emotionally charged debate, the bill passed with 61 MPs supporting the legislation and 30 voting against it. The new laws — which are not set to take effect […]

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