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After the decriminalisation of euthanasia in Colombia in 1997 never was proper regulation introduced, until now. Senator Armando Benedetti drafted regulations that were discussed in a Colombian Senate Commission this month, a proposal that was approved by 11 votes to 5. Some of the criteria include
YourLastRight.com - Australia's national alliance of State and Territory dying-with-dignity and voluntary euthanasia societies - has announced this month the results of the latest national Newspoll research on voluntary euthanasia (VE). The comprehensive study shows that:
Marie Fleming (59) – now in the end stages of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), diagnosed in 1986 – wants to die, and therefore is challenging the State, the Irish Attorney General and the DPP. The session of the Irish High Court started early December. Submissions will also be made by the Human Rights Commission
Isopublic, a Swiss partner of International Gallup International, executed a study by online interviews in 12 European countries into the view of Europeans on assisted suicide. In every country 1000 interviews were held, resulting in an interesting strong majority of support. The study was executed in the corresponding language of each country.
NVVE, the Dutch RtD Society published its 4th quarterly magazine Relevant, issue 2012-04. An English summary can be read here.
Author Terry Pratchett's investigation into assisted suicide and a satirical look at technology have won an International Emmy award in the documentary category. Pratchett's Choosing To Die, followed the author, who after his Alzheimer's diagnosis, travelled to Swiss clinic Dignitas for a first-hand look at assisted suicide methods.
FRONTLINE, an 'American public television’s flagship public affairs series' on PBS is airing a 90 minutes documentary "The Suicide Plan" on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 (check your PBS TV listings) or watch later online at www.pbs.org. This groundbreaking 90-minute film explores the underground world of assisted suicide
A divisive ballot initiative that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication prescribed by physicians was narrowly defeated. The Death with Dignity Campaign conceded this morning, as unofficial results tallied by the Associated Press showed that, with 95 percent of precincts reporting, 51 percent of voters had opposed the measure, compared with 49 percent in favor. Reports from The Globe of Boston and Death with Dignity National Center of Portland say:
The Dutch Life End Clinic ("Stichting Levenseinde Kliniek", further to be called SLK) at a conference in The Hague (see International Congress on the "Levenseindekliniek" in the Netherlands) revealed the experiences of the first half year of their existence.