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DJ's assisted suicide stirs up Italian euthanasia debate
Mar 6, 2017

Last week, the debate on assisted dying in Italy got worldwide attention. Fabiano Antoniani, famous as DJ Fabo, decided he no longer wanted to live with his unbearable suffering. The debate has been especially passionate in the country where the Roman Catholic Church is of great influence.

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.

Final Exit Network USA publishes its Winter 2017 Newsletter
Feb 20, 2017

Read here the most recent Final Exit Network's Newsletter Winter 2017.

Death with Dignity Act in Washington D.C.
Feb 20, 2017

The review period for Congress to disapprove of the Washington, D.C. Death with Dignity Act has expired. The D.C. assisted suicide law has come into effect on the 18th of February.

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 164
Feb 7, 2017

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 164. Read the excerpt here.

Right-to-die bill in Catalunya, Spain
Feb 6, 2017

A  bill aimed at decriminalizing euthanasia will be presented to the Regional Parliament of Catalunya, Spain. The draft-proposal to modify Spain’s penal code was initiated

Trump's Supreme Court nominee strongly opposed to assisted suicide
Feb 6, 2017

President Trump has chosen Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch is a strong critic of assisted suicide.  The  Supreme Court is the highest federal court of the United States. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal

The Dutch Week of Euthanasia 2017
Feb 6, 2017

Next week it's the Dutch ‘Week van de Euthanasie’ (Week of Euthanasia). This is a yearly event, organised by the Dutch Right-to-Die society (NVVE) since 2012. 

A Good Death (making the most of our final choices) by Sandra Martin
Feb 1, 2017

Sandra Martin, award winning Canadian journalist, published A Good Death (Making the Most of Our Final Choices). The book focusses mainly on the Canadian backgrounds and developments contributing to the current situation. She managed to produce a very clarifying, in-depth and comprehensive overview of the debates around aid-in-dying, leading towards

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