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Death with Dignity National Centre (Melissa Barber) reports on April 18, 2013:
Great news from Vermont today! After hearing testimony from various end-of-life care experts, advocates, and some opponents over the last two weeks, the Vermont House Human Services Committee decided to focus on bill language with safeguards modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity legislation. All of us here at the Death with Dignity National Center
Please find here an analysis by Daniel Carré of ADMD France of the Siccard report (in French only) that integrated important reactions to this work. A debate will take place in the year on a PPL (project of Law) filed by Jean Leonetti. This project provides no notable change compared with the Act of April 22, 2005. The will of the patient is not recognised and the decision of measures to be taken during a stop of treatment
Osmonde is a short fiction film that portrays the last interactions of a young teacher and his eighty-four year old illiterate grandmother who, after spending eleven years of solitude in a care home, makes the decision to resort to assisted suicide. In order to make her change her mind, he undertakes to teach her how to read and write.
JSDD - Japan's Society for Dying with Dignity - just published its April 2013 Newsletter nr 149.
In the scope of the 30th anniversary of RWS a new documentary by Marc Cosyns and Alexander Decommere had its premiere during a celebration in Antwerpen on January 26, 2013. The trailer of End Credits can be seen here. A low quality screener can be viewed here. Both the Dutch version and an English subtitles version of the DVD can be acquired
Hemlock Society of San Diego, USA published its March 2013 Newsletter recently, to be seen here.
Final Exit Network, host for the 2014 World Federation of Right to Die Societies Meeting, has published a Press Release. See for more information the Announcement at the top of this WF homepage.
The editor of Right to Die Canada's Newsletter recently sent the publication of the 2012 Newsletter(s), with apologies for the delay.
She wrote and asked me to publish:
HASTINGS, Minnesota FEN Press Release, March 23, 2013
A judge dismissed all charges against former Final Exit Network president Ted Goodwin, who was charged last year with ‘advising, encouraging or assisting’ in the ‘suicide’ of a member. Doreen Dunn, 57, exited in 2007. Goodwin was not involved in Dunn’s self-deliverance. He was charged with a felony and a misdemeanour solely because he was president of Final Exit Network at the time.