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The Washington Times reports: DC mayor signs assisted suicide bill, which was approved already by the DC Council last month. It is now not clear (yet?) if the Congress (because DC is not a state all laws will have to be approved by the Congress) will approve the bill. It has blocked DC legislations before (such as the recreational marijuana law).
ADMD-B published Bulletin no 141. Read it here (in French only)
Assisted suicide for elderly people - an age limit of 75 and more is suggested - who consider their lives to be completed, could be made possible under a bill brought forward by Parliament member Pia Dijkstra of the Dutch political party D66. An individual to whom the bill applies
Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Summer) December 2016. Read it here.
Important news from the Victorian Government. Daniel Andrews, Victoria's PM, announced that his Labour Government will introduce legislation into Parliament next year (2nd half 2017) to legalise voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill people in Victoria.
In the Netherlands, people can receive (limited) so called demedicalised assistance in suicide (DAS)—an option less well known than physician-assisted dying (PAD). In a publication in JME, Martijn Hagens e.a. report on the results of a study to explore which trajectories people take to seek DAS (received by counsellors facilitated by foundation De Einder),
Swissinfo.ch reports: The latest numbers on assisted suicides in Switzerland show a 26% increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those who died by assisted suicide were terminally ill. The Federal Statistical Office reports that in 2014 Switzerland saw 742 cases of assisted suicide, more than 2.5 times
6 December 2016 The South African Court of Appeal set aside the High Court of Pretoria order - substantially authorising Stransham-Ford to procure the assistance of a doctor in terminating his life. The SCA did so on three inter-related grounds.
He died 114 years ago, but would Émile Zola turn in his grave or would he be delighted instead to be deployed for the legalization of euthanasia? Imitating the famous article by the writer during the Dreyfus affair, ADMD-France is launching a new campaign to advance its cause and stigmatize the broken commitments of Governments. The visuals of the