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25 years of end-of-life options in Oregon By Laurie Trieger This month marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act; in approving the law, Oregon was the first state to authorize medical aid in dying. Though it was originally passed via ballot measure in 1994, the law was challenged in the courts and […]

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A group of French people will take part in a citizens’ convention that will help to determine whether to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. The Citizens’ Convention on the End of Life the initiative of President Macron, who wants to put the debate on the right to die at the heart of his second term […]

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The Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO) has been given honorary life membership in the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in recognition of its service to the international movement since 1980. https://finalexit.org/ergo-store

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The right to CHOOSE to die at life’s end is the ultimate personal and civil liberty. — Derek Humphry

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Although the Canadian law for doctor assisted dying was hotly debated in 2016, when it was originally enacted, it has won broad public acceptance since then, with polls showing strong support. Through December of 2021, 31,664 Canadians have received assisted deaths. Of those, 224 who died last year were not terminally ill

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The New York Times for 19 Sept.22 has this article: Is Choosing Death Too Easy in Canada? Since the government expanded the eligibility for assisted death last year to include those with disabilities, critics have been saying there should be more checks and balances. Canada is among 12 countries and several American states where assisted […]

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NEW JERSEY SPOTLIGHT NEWS REPORTS: It’s been three years since New Jersey enacted a Medical Aid in Dying law, but only 95 terminally ill patients have chosen that path to end their lives here, so far — and they’re mostly white. A Rutgers researcher says that mirrors national statistics — which also show most people […]

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A southern city has become the first jurisdiction in China to enact legislation allowing a terminally ill patient to refuse “excessive life-saving treatment” and die with dignity and comfort. The new law in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, which comes into effect next January 1, follows a practice common in many countries, where those with incurable […]

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Nearly 5,400 terminally ill people in the USA have used medical aid in dying laws to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives, a first-of-its kind study led by the Rutgers School of Public Health has found. About 70% of the people who used the law to die over the last 23 years were diagnosed […]

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No assisted suicide for healthy people The Swiss Medical Association (FMH) has agreed on  revised guidelines for the “Management of Dying and Death” proposed by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS). The guidelines will be part of the code doctors have to adhere to in the future and are as follows: The physician must […]

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