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Hawaiian Death with Dignity bill deferred
Mar 27, 2017

Following intense debate, the death with dignity bill was deferred on March 23 2017 by legislators. The bill would allow terminally ill patients to obtain prescriptions for lethal doses of medication. 

Dates for WF Conference 2018 now settled
Mar 23, 2017

The 2018 World Conference in Cape Town South Africa will take place from 6 to 9 September 2018.

National Dying with Dignity and Euthanasia day Belgium
Mar 20, 2017

On the 28th of May, it's the Belgian National day of Dying with Dignity and Euthanasia. 

Memoir of Derek Humphry "Good Life, Good Death" published
Mar 14, 2017

Long time - he is acknowledged as initiator and motivator of the debates and developments in the USA and the world - Right to Die Pioneer Derek Humphry finally found the time to write down his memoirs. As the front flap on the book rightly states, the book with a Foreword by Stephen Jamison tells the reader "How an ordinary British Journalist became the Spokesperson for a Movement".  Reading the story of his life, Humphry takes you along his route of life-events towards

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 142
Mar 13, 2017

Belgian ADMD published its fourth quater 2016 Newsletter nr 142 (in French). Read it here.

Federal Administrative Court of Germany issues Landmark Decision
Mar 13, 2017

The Federal Administrative Court of Germany issued a landmark decision in regard to the possibilities to die with dignity for German citizens. The Court decided that under specific exceptional circumstances, the German State cannot refuse to give medication to a person to end one’s life.

Hawaii Death with Dignity Bill passed in Senate
Mar 9, 2017

On March 7, the Hawaii State Senate passed SB 1129 with a 22 to 3 vote. The SB 1129 is the Hawaii Death with Dignity Act, allowing terminally ill residents of Hawaii to make their own end-of-life decision to die with dignity. 

Newsletter Australian Go Gentle March 2017 published
Mar 6, 2017

Australian Go Gentle published its March 2017 newsletter. Read it here.

Dutch discuss assisted suicide regardless of age
Mar 6, 2017

9 days from today Dutch Parliamentary elections will take place. The topic of assisted suicide for elderly people who consider their lives completed is highly discussed and has become an election topic.  

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Report 2016
Feb 22, 2017


Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) allows terminally-ill adult Oregonians to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal doses of medications. Every year, the Oregon Public Health Division collects compliance information and issues a report. February 10th 2017, the data summary for 2016 was published.

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