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The Los Angeles Review of Books examined Katie Englehart’s new book “THE INEVITABLE” Here is an extract; the entire review is worth reading The Dignified Exit July 23, 2021   •   By Elena Saavedra Buckle Opponents of assisted death have long argued that the practice will fall down a slippery slope of exploitation. Poor […]

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Today is a special day: in Western Australia the Voluntary Aid in Dying Act (that is ratified in 2019) has come info force. Earlier this month, the new established laws in Spain and New Mexico came into effect. Other good news also comes from Australia: the South Australian VAD bill is amended, approved and ratified. […]

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Book back again Because ‘Final Exit’ is mentioned in the new movie NOMADLAND, there’s been huge, unexpected demand and we  ran out of the paperback.! A new printing has arrived.  We dispatched back  ordered copies on 16 June, USPS.  They should reach  around 6.19 to 6.24, depending on destination.  —– Derek Humphry, author, Oregon All […]

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From June 18, 2021,  New Mexico residents will have access to ALL end-of-life options including medical aid in dying. That’s the 11th US state.

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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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The paperback book ‘Final Exit’ has sold out worldwide.  PenguinRandomHouse is rushing out a new printing. This is a 30-year-old guidebook for the terminally and degeneratively ill adult at the end of life.  Frequently updated. The mention of the book on the new movie NOMADLAND is the cause. But it  is instantly available on KINDLE, […]

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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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