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Are UK Doctors changing their minds on assisted dying?
Jun 30, 2014

A poll held amongst 1,005 doctors (research done by MedeConnect HealthCare Insight) resulted in a growing support for legal change in GP's: 40% in favour, 32% against and 28% undecided. Remarkable is also that two thirds said the BMA and the Royal Colleges (until now opposed!)  should change their stance to neutral.

(from Times of London, June 16, 2014)

Australian Federal Draft Bill tabled in the Senate
Jun 30, 2014

Senator Richard di Natale of Victoria, tabled a Draft Bill in the Senate in Canberra, regarding dying with dignity.

Interested in a new voluntary assisted dying Society for incurably mentally ill people ?
Jun 30, 2014

An English campaigner considers forming a voluntary euthanasia  campaigning body for those who are incurably mentally ill. Such a society - oriented on a specific end-of-life issue like dementia and not on a single country or jurisdiction - might, if successful in acquiring sufficient supporters, wish to  apply for membership of the WFRtDS.  Interested?? Visit his website www.admd.co here and let him know.

German Right to Die campaigner attacked
Jun 20, 2014

Elke Baezner, president of the German Right to Die Soceity DGHS, has been attacked when in a meeting. The attacker threw butter acid at her and a colleague, causing skin and eye injuries. After treatment in hospital she could go home to recover. She said:

Flemish (Belgium) Right to Die Society RWS news from President
Jun 16, 2014

Marc van Hoey, President of RWS, sends all readers a letter as a kind of Newsletter. Read it here.

Canadian Broadcasting Channel series on television
Jun 16, 2014

In our series 'Last Right,' Duncan McCue follows Canadians, many of them terminally ill, who have decided to end their lives and want to control the way they die.

You can see the 5 different episodes on their interactive website, click here.

Spinn Off from Rodney Syme's admissions
Jun 16, 2014

The interview given by Rodney Syme to The Age National (see this site Australian Doctor Rodney Syme speaks out) has received huge Spin Off in Australia.  See DWD NSW Newsletter about that here.

Research into end-of-life decisions in Korea, China and Japan
Jun 16, 2014

Anniversary in Vermont
Jun 16, 2014

According to a WCAX.com report (Kyle Midura) 1 year aftyer the Vermont Governor signed a measure allowing terminally ill Vermonters to take a fatal prescription, so far only two have filled prescriptions for medication to end their lifes. Both died ultimately of natural causes.

Scottish Right to Die camapaigner Margo MacDonald died
Jun 16, 2014

70 year old Margo MacDonald, godmother of two Assisted Suicide Bills in Scotland, was suffering of Parkinsons' disease. As Independent MSP in the Scottish Parliament since 1999, she was known for her high-profile campaigns, including legalising assisted suicide in Scotland.

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