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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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You might like to take a look at my video on YouTube re my latest book (Ebook) at https://www.youtube.com/the final exit It concerns thoughtful advance planning about the end of life.

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An 89-year-old doctor, seriously ill, wrote this comment: “I am reading Derek Humphry’s “Final Exit.” It is a wonderful book. It should be required reading in medical school. The topic should be discussed in medical school. The style reminds me of Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” my kind of book, clear […]

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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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Of interest to lovers of history and literature: – On April 26, 1564, in the parish register of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, the vicar, John Bretchgirdle, recorded the baptism of ‘Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere.’ A few months later the vicar noted the death of an apprentice weaver, scribbling in the margins ‘hic incipit pestis’ (here […]

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Sir Keir Starmer, who was the UK Director of Public Prosecutions in 2009 when, for the first time, the Crown Prosecution Service announced the criteria for the prosecution – or otherwise — of persons who had assisted a suicide, has been elected Leader of the Labour Party in Britain. Although the action remains a possible […]

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Final Exit Network (FEN) announces that its new website is up and running. It has been some time since the site was updated, and this provided an opportunity to make the site more focused and easier to navigate. The process for applying for Exit Guide services is clearly outlined, and the Request for Guide Services […]

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FINAL EXIT 2020 Ebook just out A reader of the new Ebook writes: I ordered the online copy some weeks ago but only recently got around to reading it all. Congratulations! I think you have done a fine job of laying the basic information out there for people to read and learn. I am very […]

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END OF YEAR APPEAL FOR E.R.G.O. (Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization) For 25 years ERGO has been pounding away via blogs, listserv, books, pamphlets and video for the right of terminally or hopelessly ill persons to choose when and where they die. Much progress has been made — better understanding of self-deliverance (Final Exit) and […]

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The outrageous cost of the two most effective drugs used in Medical Aid in Dying are at last being questioned by Senators and Congress reps in Washington. Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici and Kurt Schrader have questioned the Drug Enforcement Agency […]

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