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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."

Israelian Committee approves Bill for debate
Jun 16, 2014

Arutz Sheva (Israel s national news) reported 25 May 2014: Today (Sunday) Israel's Legislative Cabinet will deliberate a proposal made by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) (see earlier website publication), according to which doctors would be able to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. If finally approved in the Knesset, a terminally ill patient desiring euthanasia would be required to state his intents twice two weeks apart, in the presence of two witnesses. The Bill is based

Newsletters from Dying with Dignity
Jun 16, 2014

Since December last year two Newsletters have been published:

December 2013 ('Summer' 2013-2014)    and

April 2014 ('Autumn'2014).

You can read them here, Summer and Autumn.:

Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE publishes its quarterly magazine Relevant
Jun 16, 2014

A new edition of Relevant has appeared: issue nr 2, 2014.  An English summary can be read here.  A full colour (Dutch only) edition can be seen and read here.

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.

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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