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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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Interesting to observe how immediately used is the new medical aid in dying law in Catalonia: On December 2, Catalan health general secretary, Meritxell Masó, published numbers about the people who used the Spanish euthanasia law since the Catalan government implemented this in June 2021 in this part of Spain. Until November 30, 53 requests […]

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From the newsletter 20 December 2121 of the American Clinicians Academy on Medical Aid in Dying The Academy’s Patient to Doctor Referral System (https://ACAMAID.us19)  inaugurated in March 2020 to link patients with aid-in-dying experienced doctors, has now reached 300 patient requests and we’ve placed 100% of them with participating doctors.  Sadly, 25 years after Oregon became […]

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Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) Contacting ERGO and Derek Humphry — Email:  ergo@finalexit.org Web:  https://www.finalexit.org Bookstore:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store BLOG:  www.assisted-dying.org YOUTUBE:  https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFinalExit Donations:  https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store (see contribute icon) Or mail to  ERGO, 24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448 USA  

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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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