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January 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published
Feb 18, 2016

January 2016 Newsletter Final Options Illinois published. Read it here. The Newsletter features an extended article by George Eighmey, President of the Death With Dignity National Center, about California’s historic moment – 25 years in the making – leading up to last October when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act into law.

Oregon report 2015 published
Feb 18, 2016

In Oregon the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority published their annual report on 2015 data.  In that year 218 people received prescriptions under the provisions of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act (DWDA), compared to 155 in 2014. The Health Division received  reports of 132 people who died from ingesting the medications (105 in 2014). In the graphic below, a summary

HBO to air a show on the Right to Die
Feb 18, 2016

This Friday (January 19, 2016) HBO will air a show on international euthanasia (The Right to Die) which the VICE organization has been making for the last year: at 11:00 PM ET/PT immediately following Real Time with Bill Maher. Some HBO channels at 8.30 pm. The program will be shown throughout the world in due course.



WF CONFERENCE newsletter February 2016
Feb 16, 2016

The organisers of the Amsterdam meeting have published a Newsletter with most recent information of the progress. Read it here - better still go to the special website and subscribe!!

Death with Dignity National Center published its quarterly Winter 2016
Feb 11, 2016

Death with Dignity National Center published its quarterly Winter 2016. Read it by clicking here.


RELEVANT, NVVE's magazine nr 1, 2016 published
Feb 11, 2016

NVVE published its quarterly RELEVANT, edition 1, 2016.  Read the English Summary here.  The (Dutch only) PDF can be downloaded here (illustrations).

Update on - complex - Canadian developments
Feb 10, 2016

UPDATE on Canadian developments.

Since Quebec law and Federal development interact with each other, in the scheme below it is tried to give a schematic overview; see following

Final Exodus Blog on Physician Assisted Dying
Feb 10, 2016

Final Exodus asked attention for a Kevin Drum article in Mother Jones (a Californian non-profit journal) on assisted dying. "The best" , read it here

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 137-138
Feb 10, 2016

ADMD Belgium published its Newsletter nr 137-138. NB in French only. Read it here.

'Death with dignity' approved in South Korea parliament
Feb 10, 2016

Jung Min-ho from The Korea Times reported on the passing of the "well dying" bill, which will come into effect in 2018. Although it limits doctors actions to giving the right to patients to refuse treatments, it is a first step towards more humanity in dying for terminally ill people. Read the whole article here.