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European Division of WFRtDS

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Japan Society JSDD published Newsletter nr 153
Jun 16, 2014

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 153. You can read the English summary here.

Who used Washington's doctor-assisted suicide law in 2013?
Jun 16, 2014

From Associated Press:  More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington's Death with Dignity law, the state's Department of Health reported Wednesday. The youngest was 29,

Australian Doctor Rodney Syme speaks out
Jun 16, 2014

 In a lengthy story in The Age National,  Julia Medew interviewed dr Rodney Syme, urologist, right to die campaigner and member of the Board of WFRtDS: "For nine years, Dr Rodney Syme has kept his silence about the lethal drug he gave to a dying man. Now he is speaking out and prepared to face the legal consequences."

Another place to have the Right to Die in Dignity: Quebec Canada
Jun 6, 2014

Hëlène Bolduc from AQDMD reported from Quebec: : In an historic 94 to 22 vote at the National Assembly of Quebec, Bill 52 - An Act Respecting End of Life Care passed into law at 4:14 pm on June 5, 2014.

This is the first time in North America that medical aid to die becomes an option for adult citizens of Quebec who are capable of giving their informed consent, and who are

BREAKING NEWS from Canada
Mar 28, 2014

On March 27, Wanda Morris (CEO of DWD Canada)  accompanied MP Steven Fletcher and his secondant MP Manon Perrault  at a press conference presenting the two private members bills from Steven Fletcher: Bill C-581  regarding phytsician assisted death and Bill C-582 to establish a special commission on Physician Assisted Death.

Call for Evidence on Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill issued
Mar 21, 2014

Please find here the link to the call for evidence which has just been issued by the Health Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
The instructions are fairly straightforward and the closing date for submissions is the 6 June. Submissions can be made from any individual or organisation, from anywhere in the world. If you need further information

Dying with Dignity Canada publishes March 2014 Newsletter
Mar 16, 2014

Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its March 2014 Newsletter For Choice.

Miele (Honey): new Italian movie about assisted suicide
Mar 15, 2014

Actress Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Respiro) makes her début as a director with Miele, a powerful drama that screened to great acclaim at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. A trailer can be seen here. For a synopsis click here. The film will be screened in a number of US States, see release information. Showing has been expanded in the mean time (March 15): see new list here .   The film received incredible reviews in NY Times and the LA Times.

Assisted suicide moves closer as UK Government allows free vote
Mar 12, 2014

The UK Telegraph (John Bingham and James Kirkup) reported:  "the legislation of assisted suicide has moved a significant step close after the government made clear that it would not stand in way change law.Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs and peers – including Coalition ministers – will be given a free vote on a Bill that would enable doctors to help terminally ill patients to die.  The proposed legislation will come before Parliament in the next few months."

February 2014 Newsletter from South African VES published
Mar 12, 2014

VES South Africa published its February 2014 Newsletter on the developments there.

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