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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.

Broadening scope for assistance in Switzerland
Jun 16, 2014

From GlobalPost.com: Swiss assisted suicide group Exit A.D.M.D., a group that provides assisted suicide in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, has expanded its services to help elderly patients who are sick but not terminally ill end their lives.
The group's larger sister organisation Exit DS, which operates in the German and Italian speaking parts of the country, is planning to follow suit in a few days.

PubMed abstracts September 2013 - April 2014
Jun 16, 2014

Our Pub-Med editor John Willoughby reported: "There have been many articles of interest since September 2013 - and I apologise for the length of the list. Even so, there were other articles that could have been included. There a a couple of abstracts that I wanted to follow up by reading the primary article, but to which I could not find access. Read the abstracts here.

DWD Victoria publishes its Newsletter Update May 2014
Jun 16, 2014

DWD Victoria publishes its Newsletter Update May 2014, to be read here.

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

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