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June 3 is the tenth anniversary of the death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, still a household name to many. At their request he helped130 people to die. Beginning in June 1990, Kevorkian helped Alzheimer’s patient and Hemlock Society member Janet Adkins to die, using his Mercitron machine. Kevorkian, despite three trials ending in acquittals, continued […]

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Free-speech violation alleged after police interrupt unlawful assisted procedure.  By Paul Walsh  MN  Star Tribune, May 20, 2021 Two “exit guides” and their prominent assisted-suicide organization are suing Anoka County authorities alleging that their free-speech rights were violated when they were interrupted by law enforcement during a recent meeting with a terminally ill woman. Kevin […]

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The Final Exit Network filed a lawsuit in federal court 05/18/2021 against the sheriff and the chief prosecutor of Anoka County, Minnesota for threatening to file criminal charges against the organization. The action named Sheriff James Stuart and County Attorney Tony Palumbo as defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. It […]

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A doctor who helped a mentally ill woman take her life has once more been cleared of intentional homicide. (This content was first published on May 7, 2021 –by Swissinfo/ch) A Swiss appeals court in canton Basel rejected attempts by prosecutors to overturn a 2019 verdict that had cleared the doctor of murder. The court […]

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We’ve had an extraordinary demand for the book ‘Final Exit’ since it is mentioned in the movie NOMADLAND, (3 Oscars 2021) thus delivery will be slower than usual — but certain….the publishers have had to go back to press. Derek Humphry is the author, not Dr. Kevorkian as the movie character mistakenly says. But it […]

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Did you happen to see Friday night’s program “Father Brown” on PBS TV ?   Show name: ‘The Angel of Mercy.’ It featured two deaths which at first seemed normal to the police but which the great ministerial R.C. ‘detective’ suspected to be murder. He eventually found that both persons, who had advanced cancer, had […]

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The book ‘Final Exit’ reached 30 years old on 2 February 2021. In updated versions it still sells modestly around the world every day. In 1991 it reached the New York Times book list as Number One, and remained listed for 18 weeks. It became infamous as ‘the suicide guide’ but author Derek Humphry pointed […]

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MY OPINION Nowadays it’s fashionable to use euphemisms for elderly suicide, self- deliverance and doctor-assisted suicide. Old age self-killing is now called the ‘completed life’. The arguments for and against are already laid out in dozens of articles and books, almost entirely by academics and physicians (see Google). Thus, I will summarize mine as a […]

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MY LETTER TO THE EDITOR, NEW YORK TIMES 11 June 2020 The Protesters Know the Future is Bleak To the Editor: The amount of protesters across America is staggering. While George Floyd’s murder was the trigger, the underlying cause is that people under 40 are worried about climate change, pollution, the widening gap between rich […]

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Derek Humphry’s new ebook, “Final Exit 2020” is getting response throughout the world. Orders for the download include customers from Moscow, Zagreb, Oslo, Tokyo, Sydney, Paris and London. Most of the orders are from North American people who want the updated version of the original l991 New York Times bestseller, the first book to describe […]

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