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Dramatic rise in Israeli living wills
Nov 18, 2014

Israelinternationalnews.com reports about a dramatic increase of Israelis having signed forms requesting permission to put an end to their own lives, 12.000 over just 740 who did so in 2013.
Currently, euthanasia, also dubbed “mercy killings”, in which a doctor or other agent puts an end to the life of a patient – usually an elderly person with a terminal

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133
Oct 25, 2014

Belgian ADMD published its new Bulletin, nr 133. Read it here (in French only).

ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 133
Oct 25, 2014

ADMD Belgique a publié son Bulletin no 133. Lisez ici.

Dr Rodney Syme again questioned by police
Oct 25, 2014

ABC News reports (October 22, 2014) that Dr Rodney Syme again was questioned by the police over the death of Steve Guest, a man dying of oesophageal cancer. See our earlier publication about his confession to have prescribed Steve Guest "a sufficient quantity of Nembutal

Lettre a son père sur évolutions en Québec
Oct 20, 2014

Yvon Bureau, Travailleur social et Consultant bénévole pour un mourir digne et libre en Québec a écrit une lettre a son père. Lisez ici.

State of the art on Death with Dignity in Argentina
Oct 20, 2014

At the WF Conference in Chicago Laura Belli informed the audience about the state of the art in Argentina concerning dying with dignity.  On May 9, 2012 the Law No. 26742, known as the “Dignified Death” law was enacted (read the English version here). The public debate that led to the promulgation of the law began a year before due to two relevant cases that caught the attention of the media.

Right-to-die campaigner Jean Davies, 86, starved herself to death
Oct 19, 2014

Following our earlier publication on the passing of Jean Davies today the Sunday Times published a front page article on her death: she starved herself to death.  Four weeks into her fast, Jean Davies, 86, told The Sunday Times: “It is hell. I can’t tell you how hard it is. You wouldn’t

Adaptation in UK's prosection policy for guiding dying people
Oct 17, 2014

Until now all UK health care professionals faced a greater chance than others of being prosecuted for helping people to die because of the trust their patients placed in them. But Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said a special deterrent would now only apply to

Crowdfunding campaign for documentary on the right to die
Oct 17, 2014

The story of Peter Short – an Australian top executive – we published about some weeks ago (see Australian top executive addresses his colleagues on dying with dignity), will be made into a feature film documentary. Whilst the film will be set in Australia, it will tell a very personal story that will resonate with people around the world and

SAVES (South Australia) published its November 2014 Bulletin
Oct 17, 2014

SAVES (South Australia)  published its November 2014 Bulletin . You can read it here.

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